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HONOR  THY  FATHER  «m  THY  MOTHER 


My    Mother,    1870. 

MARY    ANN    MAY. 

1812-1899. 


My    Father,    1870. 

JOHN    PAINE. 

1812-1889. 


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Birthplace    of    my    Father    and    his   four    sons,    East    Woodstock,    Conn. 


MY   ANCESTORS    IN   AMERICA. 


PAGE 

Adgate,  Thomas  (Mary  Marvin)   150 

Abigail  (Daniel  Tracy  I ) 150 

AspiNWALL,  Peter  (Remember  Palfrey) 76 

Nathaniel  ( Abigail  Bowen)       76 

Abigail  (John  Child  II) 77 

.  Baret,  Margaret  (Simon  I  [untington  I ) 141 

Barnard,  Thomas   1 1 3 

Helen   113 

Mary  (Anthony  Morse  II) 113 

Bennett,  Priscilla  (William  ( larpenter  III) 115 

Bett,  Grace  ( Edward  Morris) 104 

Boardman,  Rebecca   59 

William   59 

' '  Frances   59 

Aaron 59 

Mary 59 

"  Moses  (Abigail  Hastings) 59 

Elizabeth  (Abraham  Williams  [I) 60 

Bowen,  Griffith  (  Margaret  Fleming) 71 

Mary  (Benjamin  Child  I ) 71 

Henry  I  (Elizabeth  .Johnson) 71 

Abigail  (Nathaniel  Aspinwall )   72 

Isaac  (Hannah  Winchester ) 72 

Henry  II  (Margaret  Davis) 7:: 

Matthew  (Mary  Dana) 7:! 

Margaret  (Ebenezer  Smith  III) 74 

Bowles,  John  (Elizabeth  Heath) 90 

Elizabeth  (John  White  II) 90 

Brewer,  Daniel 102 

Joanna    102 

Sarah  (John  May  II) 102 

Bridge,  Edward   103 

"       Mary   103 

John  (Prudence  Robinson)  103 

Prudence  (John  May  III) 103 

Bright,  Henry    (52 

Elizabeth  (Walter  Hastings) 62 

BUCKMINSTER,  THOMAS  85 

"  -I  ( (ANNA     85 

Dorcas  ( Clement  ( lorbin ) 85 

Mary  (Henry  Stevens) 85 

Bullard,  Anne  ( Richard  Dana) 86 

Bushnell,  Richard  (Mary  Marvin) 147 

Mary  (Thomas  Leffiingwell  II ) 147 

\ Carpenter,  William  1 114 

William  II   114 

Abigail 114 

"  William  III  (Priscilla  Bennett) 115 

John  ( Rebecca  Readaway) 116 

Priscilla  (Peter  Morse)   116 

Chickering,  Francis  (Ann  Fiske) 37 

Ann  (Stephen  Paine  II) 37 

Child,  Benjamin  ( Mary  Bowen) 66 

Benjamin  II  (Grace  Morris) 66 

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MY  ANCESTORS  IN  AMERICA 

PAGE 

Child,  Joshua  (Elizabeth  Morris) 66 

' '       John  I 67 

' '       Elizabeth  67 

' '       John  II  (Abigail  Aspinwall) 67 

"       Dorothy  (Ebenezer  Smith  II) 68 

"        Sarah  (Jedidiah  Morse) 68 

"       Elizabeth  (John  May  IV) 70 

William  (Deborah  Goddard)   69 

"       Lucy  (Thomas  May) ' 69 

Clark,  William  1 1 37 

Sarah  137 

' '       William  II   (Hannah  Strong) 137 

William  III  (Bethia  Williams) 138 

' '       Bethia  (Jonathan  Lyman  II ) 138 

"       Joh;      ' 143 

( Simon  Huntington  II) 144 

Corbin,  Clement  (Dorcas  Buekminster)  84 

Margaret  (Matthew  Davis) 84 

es,  John 132 

Hannah    132 

Elizabeth  (Richard  Lyman  III) 132 

Dana,  Richard  (Anne  Bullard) 86 

"       Benjamin   (Mary  Buekminster) 86 

Isaac  (Sarah  Winchester) ". 87 

"       Mary  (Matthew  Bowen) 87 

Davis,  William  (Alice  Thorp) 83 

"       Matthew   (Margaret  Corbin) 83 

Margaret  (Henry  Bowen  II) 83 

Fiske,  Ann    (Francis   Chickering) 37 

Fleming,  Margaret  (Griffith  Bowen) 71 

^  Ford,  Thomas 131 

"       Jane  131 

"       Hepzibah  (Richard  Lyman  II) 131 

' '       Abigail  (John  Strong) 131 

French,  Dorcas  (Christopher  Peake) 118 

William    120 

Elizabeth 120 

Sarah  (Jonathan  Peake) 120 

Gager,  William    144 

John    144 

' '       Elizabeth 144 

"       Lydia   (Simon  Huntington  III) 144 

Goddard,  William  ( Elizabeth  Miles) 105 

Joseph   (Deborah  Treadwav) 105 

Deborah  (William  Child) .' 106 

Goldstone,  Henry 63 

' '  Anna  63 

Anne    (Henry  Bright) 63 

Hastings,  John  61 

Walter    61 

Elizabeth    61 

"  Abigail  (Moses  Boardman) 61 

Heath,  Isaac   91 

' '       Elizabeth 91 

' '       Elizabeth   (John  Bowles) 91 


MY  ANCESTORS  IX  A.MKKICA 

PAGE 

ETolbrook,  Thomas  50 

"  Jane 50 

John  1  50 

Sarah    50 

John  II  (Abigail  Pierce) .">1 

Elizabeth  (James  Smith  I ) 51 

Howe,  Edward    1  <itf 

Sufferance  I  Nathaniel  Treadway) 108 

Hunt,  Enoch 40 

Peter  I  Elizabeth  Smith) 40 

"       Sarah  (Samuel  Peck) 41 

Huntington,  Simon  I  (Margaret  Baret ) Ill 

Simon  IT  (Sarah  Clark) 141 

Simon  III  (Lydia  (laser) 141 

Sarah  (Solomon  Tracy) 141 

Ebenezer  ( Sarah  Leffingwell  I L42 

Simon  IV  (Hannah  Tracy) 142 

Hannah    (Eliphalet   Lyman ) 1 42 

Johnson,  John    78 

"         Margery   7S 

Isaac   (Elizabeth  Porter) 78 

"         Elizabeth  (Henry  Bowen  I) 7S 

Larkin,  Edward 57 

"       Joanna    57 

Thomas   (Hannah  Remington)    57 

"       Elizabeth  (William  Williams  II) 57 

Leavens,  John  I  ( Rachel  Wright) 121 

John  II   (Hannah  Woods) 121 

Hannah    (Jonathan  Peake  II) 122 

Leffingwell,  Thomas  I  145 

Thomas  II   (Mary  Hushnell) 145 

Thomas  III  ( Lydia  Tracy) 146 

Abigail  (Daniel  Tracy  II) 146 

Sarah  (Ebenezer  Huntington) 146 

Loomis,  Joseph  I  (Mary  White) 132 

John  (Elizabeth  Scott) 133 

Joseph  II  (Hannah  Marsh) 134 

Lydia  (Jonathan  Lyman  I  ) 134 

Lyman,  Richard  I  ( Sarah  Osborne) 125 

Richard  II  (Hepzibah  Ford) 12.") 

Richard  III  (Elizabeth  Cowles) 126 

"       Jonathan  I  (Lydia  Loomis) 126 

Jonathan  II  (Bethia  (lark) 126 

"       Eliphalet  (Hannah  Huntington) 127 

Hannah   (Chester  May) 130 

Marsh,  John  ( Ann  Webster) 135 

"       Hannah  (Joseph  Loomis  II) 135 

Marvin,  Matthew  1 5 1 

Mary  I  151 

Mary  II  (Richard  Bushnell)    152 

Mary  II  (Thomas  Adgate) 152 

May,  John  I 93 

"     John  II  (Sarah  Brewer) 93 

"     John  III    (Prudence  Bridge) 93 

"      John  IV  (Elizabeth  Child) 94 

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MY  ANCESTORS  IN  AMERICA 

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May,  Thomas  (Lucy  Child) 98 

"      Silas    (Dorothy   Morse) 99 

"      Chester   (Hannah  Lyman) 100 

"     Mary  Ann  (John  Paine  II) 101 

Miles,  Elizabeth   (William  Goddard) 105 

Morris,  Edward  (Grace  Bett) 104 

"        Elizabeth  (Joshua  Child) 104 

Grace  (Benjamin  Child) 104 

Morse,  Anthony  1 109 

"       Mary   109 

Anthony  II  (Mary  Barnard) 109 

' '       Peter  (Priscilla  Carpenter) 110 

Morse,  John   ( Sarah  Peake) Ill 

"       Jedidiah  (Sarah  Child)    Ill 

Dorothy  (Silas  May)  113 

Niles,  Abigail  (Consider  Tiffany) 64 

Osborne,  Sarah  ( Richard  Lyman  I) 125 

Paine,  Stephen  1 15 

' '       Neele 15 

' '       Stephen  II  (Ann  Chickering) 21 

Samuel  (Anne  Peck)    27 

Daniel  I  (Leah  Smith) 29 

"       Daniel  II  (Elizabeth  Williams) 31 

"       John  I  (Betsey  Smith) 33 

"       John  II  (Mary  Ann  May) 35 

Palfrey,  Peter 78 

Edith 78 

"         Remember  (Peter  Asphrwall) 78 

Peake,  Christopher  (Dorcas  French) 118 

"       Jonathan  I   (Sarah  French) 118 

"      Jonathan  II  (Hannah  Leavens) 118 

"      Sarah  (John  Morse) 119 

Peck,  Joseph  38 

"    '  Samuel  (Sarah  Hunt) 38 

"     Anne  (Samuel  Paine) 39 

Pierce,  Michael   52 

' '        Abigail   (John  Holbrook  II) 51 

Porter,  Elizabeth  (Isaac  Johnson) 79 

A  Readaway,  James 117 

' '         Rebecca   (John  Carpenter) 117 

Remington,  John 58 

' '  Elizabeth 58 

' '  Hannah  (Thomas  Larkin) 58 

Robinson,  William  103 

Prudence    103 

' '         Prudence  (John  Bridge) 103 

Scott,  Thomas    134 

"       Ann    134 

"       Elizabeth    (John  Loomis) 134 

Sealis,  Richard   81 

"       Hannah  (John  Winchester  I) 81 

Shotwell,  Agnes   (John  Webster) 136 

Smith,  Henry   41 

' '       Judith 41 

Elizabeth  (Peter  Hunt) 41 

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MY  ANCESTORS  IX  AMERICA 

PAGE 

Smith,  James  1 4:! 

"       Joan    C 

' '       Joshua  -14 

Ruth   44 

"       James  II  (  Elizabeth  Eolbrook) 45 

"       Leah  (Daniel  Paine  I) 47 

"       Ebenezeb  I  ( Sarah  Tiffany) 47 

"       Ebenezek  1 1  (Dorothy  ( !hild) 47 

"       Ebenezer  III  (Margaret  Bowen) 48 

Betsey  (John  Paine  I) 4!) 

Stevens,  Henry 88 

Joanna   (John   Winchester  II) 88 

Thorpe,  Alice  (  William  Davis) 83 

Tiffany,  Humphrey  64 

Elizabeth (i4 

"         Consider  (Abigail  Niles) (14 

Sarah   ( Ebenezer  Smith) (i4 

Tracy,  Thomas   148 

"       Mary    1  is 

"       Solomon  (Sarah  Huntington) 148 

Lydia  (Thomas  Leffingwell  III) 149 

"       Daniel  I  (Abigail  Adgate) 149 

"       Daniel  II  ( Abigail  Leffingwell) 149 

"       Hannah  (Simon  Huntington  IV) 150 

Treadway,  Nathaniel  (Sufferance  Howe) 107 

Deborah   (Joseph  Goddard) 107 

Ward,  William f>(i 

"       Joanna  (Abraham  Williams  I) 56 

Webster,  John  (  Agnes  Shotwell) 136 

"         Ann   (John  Marsh) 136 

White,  Mary  (Joseph  Loomis  I) 132 

John  I 89 

Prances    89 

"       John  II  (Elizabeth  Bowles) 89 

Sarah  (John  Winchester  III) 89 

Williams,  William  1 53 

Alice  53 

Abraham  I  (Joanna,  Ward) 53 

William  II   (Elizabeth  LarMn) 5.", 

"         Abraham  II  (Elizabeth  Boardman) 54 

"         Elizabeth  (Daniel  Paine  II) , 55 

Williams,  Augustine 1 40 

Hannah    140 

Bethia  (William  Clark  III) 140 

Winchester,  John  I  (Hannah  Sealis) 80 

John  II  (Joanna  Stevens) 80 

Josiah   SO 

Mary   80 

Hannah  (Isaac  Bowen) 80 

John  III  (Sarah  White) SI 

Sarah  (Isaac  Dana)   SI 

Woods,  John 122 

Mary   122 

' '       Hannah  (John  Leavens  II) \'2'2 

Wright,  Rachel   (John  Leavens  I) 121 

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MY"  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS  IN  AMERICA 


PAGE 

Allen,  Sarah    212 

Almy,  William 188 

Audrey   188 

Ann  188 

Barnard,  Mary 197 

Bowen,  Ruth 209 

Brownell,  Thomas 219 

Ann  219 

Mary   219 

Browning,  Nathaniel  224 

William  I  224 

John 225 

William  II  224 

Jeremiah 225 

Ruth  I 225 

Ruth  II 226 

Burbank,  John  211 

Jemima    211 

Caleb    211 

Lydia 211 

Burnham,  Bethia 207 

Bushnell,  Mary  205 

Carr,  Robert   181 

Caleb  I 181 

Caleb   II    182 

Caleb  III  182 

Sarah    182 

Eleazer    182 

Stuteley    182 

George    183 

Geo.  Norman 1 84 

Clark,  Benjamin   207 

Theophilus  I 207 

Martha 207 

Theophilus  II 207 

Seth 207 

Thomas  Adams   208 

Sarah    208 

Dinoley,  Mary 212 

Dyer,  William 198 

Mary   198 

Samuel  I   199 

Edward 200 

Samuel  II 200 

George    200 

Sybil  200 

Foster,  Reginald   210 

' '       Abraham  I 211 

Abraham   II    211 

Nathan 211 

Lois   211 


PAGE 

Freeborn,  William    226 

Mary    226 

Sarah    227 

Fuller,  Ruth    210 

Gereardy,  John. 221 

Mary   221 

Ginedo,  Catherine  216 

Greene,  John  1 185 

John  II 186 

William    188 

Richard    188 

Phillis    188 

Mary   188 

Audrey   188 

Griswold,  Francis   209 

Elizabeth    209 

Edward  I  204 

Margaret    204 

John    204 

Bathsheba 204 

Daniel    205 

Daniel  B 205 

Edward  II   205 

Nancy   206 

Hamby,  Catherine 203 

Hazard,  Thomas    217 

Martha  I  217 

Robert    218 

Martha  II   218 

Jeremiah    219 

Hazard,  Ann    219 

Sarah    219 

Hurd,  Asenath  205 

Hutchinson,  William  200 

Edward    203 

"  Anne    203 

Johnson,  John 216 

Mary   216 

Kenrick,  George 209 

Elizabeth 209 

Marbury,  Ann 200 

Mowry,  Roger  214 

Benjamin    215 

"        Joseph   215 

Sarah  I   215 

Robert  I 215 

Robert  II    215 

Robert  III 216 

Sarah  II   216 

Mott,  Adam   193 


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MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS  IN  AMERICA 


PAGE 

Mott,  Elizabeth   193 

Nichols,  Anna 200 

Niles,  Tabitha 200 

Palmer,  Walter  209 

Jonas  I   209 

Jonas  II    209 

Elihu  I 210 

Elihu  II  210 

Olive   210 

Porter,  John    229 

Margaret   229 

Hannah    229 

Robinson,  Peter   210 

Abigaii 210 

Robert 211 

Mary    211 

Sayles,  John  196 

Mary    196 

Eleanor 196 

Slocum,  Anthony 189 

Giles   189 

Joan 189 

Ebenezer    190 

Joanna    190 

Smith,  John 220 

' '       Margaret    220 

"       Jeremiah 220 

Sarah 220 


PAGE 

Stafford,  Thomas  1 194 

Elizabeth    191 

Samuei 194 

Thomas  II    194 

Eleanor   194 

Standish,  Myles  212 

Barbara    212 

Josiah   1 212 

Josiah   II 212 

Hannah    212 

Stevens,  Jerusha   205 

Sweet.  John 221 

Mary    221 

Renewed 221 

Tattersall,  Joan 185 

Thurston,  Edward 191 

Mary    191 

Wescott,  Stukeley 195 

Mercy    195 

Wilbur,  Samuel  1 227 

Ann  227 

Samuel  II 228 

Rebecca    228 

Wilkinson,  William   224 

Dinah    224 

Mary 224 

Williams,  Roger 197 

Mary   198 


Chart  of  Ancestors  of  Father's  Father 14 

Chart  of  Ancestors  of  Father's  Mother 42 

Chart  of  Ancestors  of  Mother's  Father 92 

Chart  of  Ancestors  of  Mother's  Mother 124 

Welsh  Ancestors  of  Griffith  Bowen 153 

English  Ancestors  of  Richard  Lyman 155 

Royal  Ancestors  of  Thomas  Tracy 158 

My  Wife 's  Ancestors  in  America 181 

Additional  Ancestors  of  My  Grandchildren 231 

Descendants  of  Grandfather  Paine 173 

Descendants  of  Grandfather  May 179 


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ANCESTORS  OF  FATHER'S  FATHER 


Enoch  Hunt 


Henry  Smith 
Judith 


Thomas  Holbrook 
Jane 


Rebecca 


Henry  Goldatone 
Anna 


Stephen  Paine 

Neele- 

Francis  Chickering 

Ann  Fiske 

Joseph  Peck 

Peter  Hunt 
Elizabeth  Smith 
James  Smith 
Joan 


John  Holbrook 
Sarah 
Michael  Pierce 

William  Williams 

Alice 

William  Ward 

Edward  Larkin 

Joanna 

John  Remington 

Elizabeth 

William  Boardman 

Frances 


John  Hastings 

Henry  Bright 
Anne  Goldstone 


Stephen  Paine 


Ann  Chickerina 


Samuel  Peck 


Sarah  Hunt 


loflhua  Smith 


Samuel  Paine 


Ann  Peck 


James  Smith 


Ruth 


John  Holbrook 


Abigail  Pierce 


Elizabeth 
Holbrook 


Abraham  Williams 


Joanna  Ward 


Thomas  Larkin 


Hannah 
Remington 


Aaron  Boardman 


Mary 


Wajter  Hastings 


Elizabeth  Bright 


William  Williams 


Daniel  Paine 


Leah  Smith 


Abraham 
Williams 


Elizabeth  Larkin 


Moses  Boardman 


Elizabeth 
Hastings 


Daniel  Paine 


John  Paine 


Elizabeth 
Boardman 


Elizabeth 
Williams 


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PAINE. 

Stephen  Paine  was  horn  in  England  aboul   L600.     In  L638  he  lefl 

Great   Ellingham,  near   Hingham,   Norfolk   C tty,  and  came  in  the 

"Diligent"  to  Hingham,  Mass.,  with  his  wife,  three  sons  and  four 
servants.  He  was  made  a  freeman  on  June  6,  L639.  He  was  one  of  the 
grantees  of  Gov.  Bradford  in  1643  to  the  eighl  miles  square,  named 
Eehoboth,  containing  the  present  towns  of  Seaconk,  Rehoboth,  Attic 
boro,  parts  of  Swansea,  Mass.,  and  Pawtucket,  R.  I.  "Aboul  the  year 
1<>4.'!  a  jnynt  agreement  was  made  by  the  inhabitants  of  Seaconk,  alias 
Eehoboth,  for  the  bringing  in  of  their  estates,  that  so  men's  lotments 
might  be  taken  up."  It  was  a  valuation  fur  taxation  and  for  division 
of  additional  lands.  Among  the  58  names  we  note  as  third  in  ratio 
Stephen  Payne  £535,  Stephen  Payne,  Jr.,  £160;  Joseph  Peck  £306,  Henry 
Smith  £260,  Peter  Hunt  £327,  Will  Carpenter  £254:10. 

King  Philip,  Sachem  of  the  Wampanoags,  on  March  :!(),  L668  eon 
firmed  unto  Mr.  Stephen  Paine  the  elder,  Peter  Hunt,  John  Allen,  Henry 
Smith  and  others,  the  selectmen  of  the  town  of  Rehoboth,  the  eighl  mile's 
square  purchased  of  Massasoit  his  father  in  1641.  In  1645  Stephen 
Paine  was  elected  Representative,  or  Deputy,  to  the  Court  at  Plymouth 
and  was  re-elected  continuously  until  1660  and  at  various  times  after- 
wards until  1671.  He  was  a  miller  by  occupation,  a  large  land  owner 
and  a  leading  citizen. 

Under  date  of  Dec.  25,  1660,  ten  proprietors  of  "Sowames  Lands" 
agreed  "that  none  of  us  shall  at  anytime  let  or  sell  any  of  the  said  lands 
to  any  strangers  without  the  Joynt  Consent  of  us  all.     *      " 

that  Henry  Smith  of  Eehoboth  be  the  man  to  measure  all  Lands  *  * 
that  Thomas  Willett  have  thirty  acres  adjoining  unto  the 

land  of  his,  formerly  measured  out  by  William  Carpenter  '  *. 
(Signed)  John  Drown,  Peter  Hunt,  Thomas  Willett,  Henry  Smith, 
Stephen  Paine,  Phillip  Walker,  Joseph  Peck,  Thomas  Chafey,  John 
Allen,  Samuel  Newman. 

Among  the  proprietors  at  Sowams  (Swansea)  prior  to  l(i!»7  are 
Stephen  Paine,  Stephen  Paine,  Jr.,  Joseph  Peck,  Samuel  Peck,  Peter 
Hunt,  Henry  Smith,  James  Smith,  Ebenezer  Tiffany,  Joshua  Smith. 

March  5,  1671,  Mr.  Stephen  Paine,  Sen.  of 'Rehoboth  and  Mr. 
Nicholas  Tanner,  were  appointed  by  the  Court  to  see  Mr.  Blackstone's 
land  laid  forth  according  to  the  grant.  This  land  was  about  200  acres 
on  the  Blackstone  River,  now  Cumberland,  R.  I.,  where  Mr.  Blackstone 
lived  in  solitude  after  selling  the  whole  of  Boston  for  £30.  He  had  left 
England  in  1625  because  he  could  not  endure  the  "Lord's  Bishops" 
and  he  left  Boston  in  1634  because  he  would  not  endure  the  "Lord's 
Brethren". 

The  name  of  the  wife  of  Stephen  Paine  was  Rose,  according  to 
Savage,  but  the  Paine  Family  Register  gives  the  name  as  Neele,  who 
died  Jany.  20,  1660.  He  married  second,  Alice,  the  widow  of  William 
Parker,  according  to  the  Paine  Family  Register,  but  his  will  names  his 
wife,  perhaps  the  third,  Elizabeth.  He  died  in  Aug.  1679  and  was 
buried  Aug.  21,  1679.  His  will,  dated  July  IS,  1(!7;>,  was  proven  at 
Plymouth  Oct.  30,  1679  and  disposes  of  an  estate  valued  at  £6733:15:10 
including  "very  desperate  debts  at  Boston"  and  £3000  in  "hoards  at 
the  Sawmill". 

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MY   ANCESTORS. 

He  outlived  his  children  and  we  know  the  names  of  only  two, 
Stephen  and  Nathaniel. 

"The  Last  Will  and  Testament  of  Mr.  Stephen  Paine,  Sen1'  of  Re- 
hoboth  late  deceased  exhibited  to  the  Courth  of  his  Matie  held  att 
Plymouth  for  the  Jurisdiction  of  New  Plymouth  the  30th  of  October 
Ann0  dom  1679  on  the  oaths  of  Mr  Nicholas  Pecke  and  Thomas  Read 
as  f olloweth  &  c :  Know  all  men  by  these  prsents  that  I  Stephen  Paine 
of  Rehoboth  in  the  Collonie  of  New  Plymouth  in  New  England  Mar- 
chant,  being  att  this  p'sent  through  the  Goodnes  of  my  God  though  Aveake 
in  body  yett  of  Good  and  disposing  memory,  doe  make  constitute  ordaine 
and  declare  this  my  Last  Will  and  Testament  in  manner  and  forme  fol- 
lowing; And  first  I  doe  hereby  revoake,  Renounce,  frustrate  and  make 
void  all  and  every  will  and  wills  heretofore  by  me  made  and  declared 
either  by  word  or  writing  and  doe  declare  and  appoint  this  to  be  taken 
onely  for  my  last  will  and  Testament,  in  manner  and  forme  following 
and  noe  other. 

Item  I  will  that  all  such  debts  and  duties  as  are  or  att  the  time  of 
my  decease  shalbe  owing  by  mee,  shalbe  well  and  truely  contented  and 
payed  within  convenient  time  after  my  decease  by  my  executors  here- 
after Named.  Item  I  Give  and  bequeath  to  my  Grandson  Samuell 
Paine  and  to  his  heirs  and  assigns  forever,  one  Messeuage  or  Teniment, 
Scittuate  lying  and  being  att  a  place  called  Wachemoquett  in  Rehoboth 
aforesaid,  with  all  my  lands  and  meddowes,  and  all  other  appurtenances 
therunto  adjoining  and  belonging,  and  one  hundred  pounds  estate  of 
Comonage  in  Rehoboth  aforsaid.  Item  I  Give  and  bequeath  unto  my 
Grandson  John  Paine  a  ten  acre  lott  of  meddow  in  the  Township  of 
Swansey,  and  Collonie  aforsaid,  lying  and  being  on  the  East  side  of 
Swansea  River,  between  the  meddowes  that  were  lately  Capt.  Thomas 
Willetts  and  one  Chaffes  Meddow:  To  have  and  to  hold  the  said  Ten 
acres  Lott  of  Meddow  to  the  use  and  behoofs  of  him  the  said  John  Paine 
his  heirs  &  assigns  forever,  and  fifty  pound  estate  of  Comonage  in 
Rehoboth  aforsaid. 

Item  I  give  and  bequeath  to  Nathaniel  Paine  the  son  of  my  son 
Nathaniel,  deceased,  all  my  Right  to  a  fifty  acres  lott  of  upland  in  Swan- 
sey aforsaid,  neare  to  a  place  there  called  LeekamewTett  and  two  lotts  of 
Meddow,  layed  out  formerly  for  ten  acres,  there  one  prte  of  the  said 
meddowes,  lying  and  being  on  Mount  hope  syde  of  the  brook  or  river, 
and  the  other  on  toweesett  syde,  of  the  same ;  To  have  and  to  hold  the 
said  lands  and  Meddowes  to  the  use  and  behoof  of  him  the  said  Nathan- 
iel Paine  his  heirs  and  assigns  forever,  upon  Condition  that  hee  the 
said  Nathaniel  Paine  shall  and  will  release  all  his  title  and  Interest  to  my 
two  Grandsons  Nathaniel  and  Benjamine,  my  son  Stevens  youngest  sons, 
of  in  and  into  that  eight  acrees  of  Meddow  lying  and  being  in  Rehoboth 
att  the  south  end  of  the  meddow,  which  was  formerly  in  the  tenure,  and 
Possession  of  one  Richard  Whittacar,  and  was  formerly  given  by  me 
to  my  son  Nathaniel  deceased ; 

Item  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  daughter  in  law  Anne  Paine  one 
Messeuage  or  tenement  with  all  lands,  meddowes  and  Appertenances 
thereunto  belonging  in  Rehoboth  aforsaid,  which  said  tenement  was 
formerly  in  the  Possession  of  one  Richard  Whittacar  To  have  and  to 

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PATNE. 

hold  the  same  unto  her,  the  said  Anne  Paine  and  her  assignee  unt ill  such 
time,  as  her  two  younger  sons  shall  attaine  severally  to  the  full  age  of 
one  and  twenty  years,  and  from  and  after  the  said  time,  I  Give  and  be- 
queath the  said  last  mensioned  premises,  to  my  last  mensioned  Grand 
children,  Nathaniel  Paine  and  Benjamin  Paine,  To  have  and  hold  the 
same  to  the  use  and  behoof  of  them  the  said  Nathaniel  Paine  and 
Benjamin  Paine  theire  heirs  and  assigns  forever,  and  fifty  pound 
estate  of  Comonage  in  Rehohoth  to  be  equally  devided  betwixt  them. 
Item  I  (live  to  my  Grandson  Steven  Paine  a  fifty  acree  lot!  in  the 
second  devision  att  Rehohoth  aforesaid,  which  lotl  was  bought  of  one 
Cheesbrook,  To  have  and  to  hold  the  said  fifty  acree  lott,  to  the  use  and 
behoof  of  him  the  said  Steven  Paine  his  heirs  and  assignes  forever. 

Item  T  Give  and  bequeath  my  mill  at  Rehohoth  to  my  daughter  in 
Law  Anne  Paine  for  and  dureing  her  widowhood  onely  and  from  and 
after  her  decease  or  second  marriage;  I  give  and  bequeath  the  said 
Mill  to  my  Grandsons  Steven  Paine  and  Nathaniel  the  son  of  my  son 
Nathaniel' Paine,  to  be  equally  devided  betwixt  them;  To  have  and  to 
hold  the  said  Mill;  To  the  use  and  behoof  of  them  the  said  Steven 
Paine  and  Nathaniel  Paine  theire  severall  and  Respective  heirs  and 
Assigns  forever,  Item  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  two  executors  here- 
after Named  one  hundred  pounds;  to  the  end  that  they  or  either  of 
them  doe  duely  pay  ten  Pounds  yeerly  to  my  dear  wife  Elizabeth  Paine 
dureing  her  Naturall  life  in  Merchantable  Goods  att  Money  prise, 
which  said  yeerly  sums  I  Give  and  bequeath  to  her,  and  order  and 
require  them  to  pay  it  accordingly;  Item  I  give  and  bequeath  unto  my 
Grandson  Samuell  Paine  fifty  pounds  in  Goods  att  Mony  prise  to  be 
duely  payed  him  when  hee  shall  attaine  to  the  age  of  one  and  twenty 
yeers;  Item  I  Give  and  bequeath  unto  my  Grandchildren  Elizabeth  and 
Sarah  twenty  pounds  apeece,  to  be  payed  them  in  Goods  att  Mony 
prise;  Item  I  Give  and  bequeath  unto  my  old  servant  Anne  Perren  ten 
pounds  to  be  jjayed  her  in  Goods  att  Mony  prise;  Item  I  Give  unto  old 
Good  wife  Read,  ten  pounds  of  the  debt  that  her  husband  oweth  mee; 
Item  I  Give  and  bequeath  unto  my  Executors  hereafter  Named  all  my 
Lands  tenements  and  all  appurtenances  therto  belonging,  whersoever 
the  same  or  any  p'te  or  p'sell  thereof  lyeth,  whether  in  old  England 
or  New  England,  which  is  not  heerby  Given  and  bequeathed;  To  have 
and  to  hold  the  Last  mensioned  p'mises  to  the  use  and  behoof  of  them 
my  said  Executors  by  even  and  equall  portions,  and  to  theire  heires  and 
Assignes  forever.  Item  I  Give  and  bequeath  unto  James  Thurber  my 
servant  ten  pounds  in  Comon  pay.  Item  I  Give  and  bequeath  unto 
my  Grandson  John  Paine  thirty  pounds  to  be  payed  in  Goods  att  Mony 
prise.  Item  whereas  I  have  six  score  acrees  of  upland  on  the  East  syde 
of  Wachemoquett  Neck  in  Rehoboth  aforsaid;  I  Give  and  bequeath 
the  one  half  thereof  lying  next  to  my  land  att  Wachemoquett,  to  my 
Grandson  Samuell  Paine  and  to  his  heires  and  Assignes  forever,  and 
the  other  half  to  my  Grandsones  Nathaniel  Paine  and  Benjamine 
Paine,  and  to  theire  severall  and  respective  heires  and  assigns  forever. 
Item  I  Give  and  bequeath  unto  my  Grandson  John  Paine,  that  tenement 
and  Lands  in  Swansey  which  is  now  in  his  possession  and  occupation 
and  to  his  heires  and  assignes  forever. 

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MY  ANCESTORS. 

And  Lastly  I  doe  heerby  Nominate  declare  make  Constitute  and 
appoint  my  two  Grandsons  Steven  Paine  and  Nathaniell,  tbe  sons 
of  my  son  Nathaniell  Paine  joynt  executors  of  this  my  last  will  and 
Testament  and  lastly  I  doe  heerby  Nominate  Constitute  and  appoint 
my  welbeloved  frinds  Mr  James  Browne  Senr,  Mr  John  Myles,  Mr 
Nicholas  Tanner  and  Thomas  Bead  overseers  of  this  my  last  Will  and 
Testament,  and  doe  desire  them,  and  every  of  them  to  see  that  my 
executors  doe  prforme  and  execute  every  p'ticular  of  the  same,  accord- 
ing to  the  true  Intent  and  meaning  of  mee  the  Testator,  and  for  theire 
Paines,  heerin  I  Give  to  every  of  them  three  pounds  a  peece  to  be  payed 
them  in  Goods  att  Mony  prise  and  to  the  afore  mensioned  I  appoint 
Phillip  Walker,  in  equall  power  with  them :  In  Witness  whereof  I  have 
heerunto  put  my  hand  and  seale  the  18th  day  of  July  in  the  veer  of  our 
Lord  one  thousand  six  hundred  seaventy  and  nine. 
Signed  and  sealed  in 
the  prsence  of 

Nicholas  Pecke  Stephen  Paine  Sen1". 

William  Carpenter  and  a  (Seale) 

Thomas  Bead 

Memorand :  that  whereas  that  teniment  late  in  the  possession  of 
Bichard  Whitacar  is  bequeathed  to  Anne  Paine  for  a  certaine  tearme  of 
years,  and  afterwards,  to  her  sons  Nathaniell  and  Benjamine  Paine 
that  the  true  Intent  and  meaning  of  the  said  bequeast,  is  that  all  the 
land  belonging  to  the  said  teniment,  whether  in  Behoboth  or  Swansey 
is  by  mee  the  Testator,  soe  bequeathed  as  aforsaid. 

Stephen  Paine  Sen'." 


The  Inventory  of  the  estate  of  Mr  Stephen  Paine  Senr  deceased 
taken  by  us  Subscribers  the  11th  of  September  1679  and  exhibited  to 
the  Court  held  at  Plymouth  the  30th  of  October  1679  on  the  oathes  of 
Steven  Paine  and  Nathaniell  Paine  as  f olloweth : 

£.    s.    cl. 

Impr  his  wearing  apparrell  and  mony 234  :06  :  0 

Item  to  mony  att  Boston  owing  by  bill  to  Mistris  Elizabeth 

Paine 200  :00  :  0 

Item  in  f unerall  Charges 50  :00  :  0 

Item  in  Osenbrigg  att 02  :00  :  0 

Item  1  peece  of  thesy  att 00  :13  :00 

Item  in  dowlis  att 01 :00 :  0 

Item  in  Carseyes  att 04 :00  :  0 

Item  in  broadcloth  att 07  :00  :  0 

Item  in  trading  cloth  att 03  :00  :  0 

Item  2  coverlidds  at 02  :05  :  0 

Item  26  yards  of  Green  Pay 04 :00  :  0 

Item  28  yards  of  blew  Osenbrigg 01 :08 :  0 

Item  5  yards  of  white  Cotton  att 00  .-08 :  0 

Item  35  yards  of  stufe  at  20d  ye  yard 02  .-18 :  4 

Item  a  Remnant  of  bine  Linine  att 00  :07  :  0 

Item  5  yards  and  an  halfe  of  stnffe 00  :11 :  0 

Item  9  yards  of  Carsey  att 01 :07  :  0 


PAINE. 

C.   s.   d. 

Item  several]   Remnant  of  Cloth  &  serge        01  :05:  0 

[tem  7  yards  of  Carsey  att 00:14:0 

[tern  58  knives 00:09:  0 

[tem  2  smale  Remnanl                           00:03:06 

Item  a  New  bible 00:04:  6 

[tem  Cloak  buttons  and  other  thinges 01:10:  0 

[tem  in  thimbles 00:01:  0 

[tem  a  pound  of  whited  brown  thrid       00:0:?:  () 

[tem  in  halts  att 00:07:  0 

Item  in  Gloves  att....  00:01  :  0 

[tem  Wampampeage  0()  :08  :  0 

Item  5  yards  of  black  parragon 02:10:  0 

Item  7  thousand  of  board  Nailes  at1                                            02:10:  0 

Item  more  board  Nailes 00  :05  :  0 

Item   in  Clabbord  Nailes  &  smale  Xailes                         01:10:  0 

Item   more  hoard  Nailes  att 00:03:   II 

Item  Shott  and  Bulletts  att....                                                  00:10:  0 

Item  in  shingle  nailes 02:10:0 

Item  in  powder 03:00:  (I 

Item  in  smale  haberdasher  ware 01:00:  0 

Item  2  ehildrens  hatts      00 :05 :  0 

[tem  in  silkGalloone 00:04:  0 

Item  in  sugar                               01:00:  0 

Item    Iron  ware  ..  02:00:  0 

Item  a  paire  of  hoots  and  shooes 01 :04  :  0 

Item  in  Ginger  att 00:07:  0 

[tem  a  bed  and  its  furniture 01:00:  0 

Item  bed  and  bolster  and  coverings 03:00:  0 

Item  in  sheepes  woole 03:00:  0 

Item   in    feathers   02:00:  0 

Item    ill   cotton   woole  att 00:04:   0 

Item  some  old  blanketts  00:01  :  0 

Item  a  syth  att  00  :03  :  0 

Item   4eushens  att  ...  00:10:   0 

Item  a  Remnant  of  Osenbrigg 00:10:  0 

Item  a  bed  and  furniture  att 00:03:  0 

Item  in  sheets  att 01:04:  0 

Item  in  Table  linine  att....  00:01  :  0 

Item  several!  peeees  of  pewter  att 01  :00:  0 

Tn  Bookes  at 00  :05  :  0 

Item  a  paire  of  Scales  and  weights 01:10:  0 

In  Linine  yearne  att 00:05:  0 

Item  Andirons  tonges  and  tier  shovell 00:12:  0 

Hem    Salt  06:01  :   0 

Item  in  Amies  ...  00:01  :  0 

Item    in  Iron  att  ...  07  :10:  0 

Item    in  Steel  att  .  02:10:   0 

Item    in   Rum  att  04:10:   0 

Item  7  old  Brasse  Kittles 03:00:  0 

Item   an  Iron  Pott  and  Pothookes  1  brand  iron  2  hangers 01  :00 :  0 

Item  in  sowing  and  stiching  silk 00:10:  0 

Item  in  thimbles  00:02:  6 

Item  a  warming  pan  02:12:  0 

Item  a  musket  t  00:12:  O 

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£.    s.   d. 

Item  a  table  and  forme  and  chaires 01 :00 :  0 

Item  trunkes  and  chestes  att 01 :00  :  0 

Item  Lumber  as  hogsheads  barrells  tubbs  and  firkines 02  :00  :  0 

Item  the  Irons  of  the  Iron  bound  wheeles 02  :15 :  0 

Item  the  hoopes  and  boxes  &  pins  &  link  pins 01 :00 :  0 

Item  2  paire  of  horse  chaines  and  taile  chaines 01 :00 :  0 

Item  2  logg  chaines  and  1  draught  chaine 02  :10  :  0 

Item  plow  irons 00  :07  :  0 

Item  2  saddles  1  bridle 00 :07  :  0 

Item  3  axes  1  hamer  4  wedges 00  :10 :  0 

Item  2  horse  collers 00  :04 :  0 

Item  Ceder  bolts  00 :08  :  0 

Item  a  Croscutt  saw  att 00  :03 :  0 

Item  1  yoake  of  oxen 07  :00 :  0 

Item  more  1  yoake  of  oxen  att 06  :00  :  0 

Item  2  steere  att  Warwick 04 :00 :  0 

Item  2  oxen  att  Pawtucksett 07  :00 :  0 

Item  4  Cowes  att..... 09  :00  :  0 

Item  6  cowes  &  six  calves 15  :00  :  0 

Item  2  two  yeer  old  heifers  with  calf e 03  :10 :  0 

Item  8  yeerlings  and  three  calves 08:00:  0 

Item  3  two  yeer  old  steers 04 :05  :  0 

Item  2  horses  and  2  mares 08  :00  :  0 

Item  a  sow  and  seaven  shoates 02  :10  :  0 

Item  a  share  of  land  and  meddow  on  the  North  syde 08  :00  :  0 

Item  10  acres  of  land  in  the  second  devision 02  :00  :  0 

Item  ten  acrees  of  meddow  on  Papasquash 20 :00  :  0 

Item  Meddow  on  the  Great  Necke  in  partnership  with  Mr.  Brown  08  :00  :00 

Item  the  meddow  att  40  acrees  and  att  Bushee  meddow  att 08  :00 :00 

Item  in  debts  due  to  the  estate  som  of  them  very  desperate 2864  :08  :10 

Item  in  trading  cloth  att 04:00:00 

Item  a  firkin  of  butter  att 01 :00  :00 

Item  a  bed  bolster  and  Rugg 03  :10  :00 

Item  an  old  meeting  house  att 07  :00  :00 

Item  2  Cases  of  bottles  at 00  :06  :08 

Item  a  yeace  of  blew  linine  and  Penistone 06  :00  :00 

Item  in  ffurrs  att  Mr.  Childs 20 :00 :  0 

Item  more  att  desparate  debts  att  Boston 06 :00:  0 

Item  5  cowes                      12  :00 :  0 

Item  a  Corne  Mill  att 80  :00  :  0 

Item  a  smale  p'sell  of  cheese 01 :10  :  0 

Suma  totalis  3733 :15  :10 

Item  in  boards  att  the  Saw  Mill 3000  :00  :00 

Aprised  by  us 

Daniell  Smith 
Peter  Hunt 


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PA  INK. 

Stephen  Paine,  Jb.  was  born  in  England  in  L629.  He  came  to 
Htngham  with  his  father  in  L638  and  to  Behoboth  in  L643.  Ee  was 
a  tanner  and  was  active  in  town  affairs.  He  served  under  Major  Win. 
Bradford  in  the  war  against  King  Philip  in  Hi?.").  lie  married  Now  .'!, 
1652,  Ann,  dan.  of  Francis  Chickering.  He  was  buried  Jany  24,  L678, 
leaving  his  widow  Ann  and  nine  children.  He  h'l't  no  will.  The  inven 
tory  of  his  estate  dated  May  Hi,  L678,  mentions  personal  property, 
dwelling  house,  mill  house,  hark  mill,  lime  pitts,  Ian  fatts  and  several 
pieces  of  land;  all  appraised  by  Wm.  Carpenter  and  Daniel  Smith  at 
£585-10-11. 

"Whereas  Mr  Steven  Paine  Junr  of  Behoboth  deceased  left  noe 
formall  will  to  settle  his  estate  by,  hut  left  in  writing  under  his  hand 
and  scale  the  manifestation  of  his  mind  in  order  to  the  disposal!  of  his 
estate  which  is  a  good  directory  and  Guide  to  both  Court  and  ad- 
minestrators  therein,  which  together  with  a  writing  prsented  to  the 
Court  under  the  hand  of  Steven  Paine  .Inn',  the  eldest  son  of  Steven 
Paine  deceased,  wherein  as  an  agreement  betwixt  him  and  his  mother, 
the  widdow  Anne  Paine,  as  a  further  stepp  and  direction,  in  order  to 
the  settlement  aforesaid,  which  agreement  was  owned  by  the  son  and 
his  Mother  being  both  p'sent,  and  as  a  supplement  unto  the  two  former 
writings  by  a  letter  from  Mr  Steven  Paine  Sen'  unto  the  Court  desiring 
the  Court  to  take  Notice  of  what  bee  will  doe,  Towards  the  Confeirma- 
tion  of  the  Settlement  of  the  said  estate  of  his  son  Steven  Paine  de- 
ceased, and  in  giving  portions  unto  his  Grand  Children,  soe  as  those  of 
them  that  have  Not  bin  considered  as  the  rest,  by  their  father,  hee  doth 
engage  to  make  it  up  to  them  as  Good  portions  with  what  theire  father 
hath  Given  them,  as  the  rest  have;  All  which  being  viewed,  waved  and 
seriously  considered  by  the  Court,  The  Court  takeing  up  with  the  afor- 
said  writings  as  receiving  light  and  strength  from  them  to  Guide  to 
a  Comfortable  and  .lust  settlement  of  the  estate  aforesaid,  wherefore 
the  Court  doe  allow  order  and  determine  the  estate  to  be  disposed  of 
and  settled  in  manor  and  forme  as  followeth: 

[mps.  That  the  said  widdow  Mistris  Anne  Paine  shall  bave  hold 
posesse  and  Injoy,  for  and  during  the  tearme  of  her  Naturall  life  the 
Parlour  and  the  Chamber  over  it,  and  Convenient  seller  rome  in  the 
house  of  her  late  deceased  husband,  and  half  an  hundred  pound  Com- 
onage.  Item  the  said  widdow  shall  have  the  one  half  of  all  the  movables 
within  the  dwelling  house  and  three  cowes  and  two  oxen,  one  horse 
and  nine  swine,  the  cart  wheeles  and  other  utensells  or  furniture  be- 
longing to  the  same  and  eighty-eight  pound  sterling  worth  of  Lether 
out  of  the  tan  ffatts  to  be  vallued  att  such  prise  as  usually  paseth  from 
man  to  man;  and  Margeret  an  Indian  slave,  to  have  and  to  hold  to  her 
and  her  assignes  forever.  Item  the  said  widdow  shall  have  yeerly 
payed  to  her  from  her  son  Steven  Paine  forty  bushells  of  Come;  That 
is  to  say  thirty  bushells  of  Indian  Come  and  ten  bushells  of  wheat  and 
Eye.  To  have  and  to  hold  to  her  during  her  pleasure,  or  soe  longe  as 
she  shall  demannd,  which  the  said  Steven  consented  to  before  the  Court : 
Item  the  said  widdow  shall  have  meddow  whereon  to  mow  eight  load  of 
hay;  That  is  to  say  four  load  in  the  Meddow  Called  Joneses  meddow; 
and  two  load  in  the  meddow  called  forty  acres;  and  two  load  att  the 

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medclow  att  Mr  Browne's  pond  and  the  one  lialfe  of  the  orchyard,  and 
half e  the  tan  ff atts  and  halfe  the  Barke  mill ;  and  a  sufficiency  of  fler 
wood  brought  to  the  house  by  her  said  son  Steven  Paine;  all  which 
her  said  son  hath  consented  to  before  the  Court ;  To  have  and  to  hold 
to  her  during  the  state  of  her  widdowhood,  that  is  to  say  while  shee 
remaineth  his  deceased  fathers  widdow;  and  not  longer. 

The  said  Steven  Paine  eldest  son  of  his  deceased  father  shall  have 
the  dwelling  house  barne  mill  house  and  barke  mill,  shopp,  tan  fatts, 
Lyme  Pitts  orchyard  and  home  lott  by  estimation  thirteen  acrees 
more  or  less,  excepting  what  is  above  Graunted,  and  Stated  upon  his 
mother,  and  two  lotts  of  land  both  fourteen  acrees  lying  on  the  east 
syde  of  the  mill  River,  and  ten  acrees  of  land  more  or  less  att  Holmes 
his  bridge,  and  fifty  six  acrees  of  land  upon  Wachemacutt  Necke,  and 
two  plaine  lotts  thirteen  acrees  more  or  lesse,  and  foure  acrees  of  salt 
meddow  neare  to  John  Aliens ;  and  a  peece  of  ffresh  meddow  upon  the 
mill  river;  and  two  acrees  of  Meddow  att  Mr.  Browns  pond  and  two 
acrees  and  an  halfe  of  meddow  att  Bushy  meddow,  and  an  acree  and 
an  halfe  of  meddow  att  the  forty  acrees ;  and  four  acrees  of  meddow 
called  Jonese  his  meddow,  and  seaventy-five  pound  of  Comonage;  and 
fifty  pound  of  Comonage  after  his  mothers  decease.  To  have  and  to 
hold  all  the  above  said  Tracts  and  p'sells  of  land  and  meddow  and  Com- 
onage; To  him  the  said  Steven  Paine  his  heires  and  assigns  forever. 
Item  John  Paine  the  2  son  of  the  said  Steven  Paine  deceased  shall  have 
all  the  lands  lying  in  severall  p'sells  in  a  Necke  of  Land  called  John 
Aliens  Necke,  and  four  acres  of  Meddow  called  Crabb  meddow  and 
seaventy-five  pound  of  comonage ;  To  have  and  to  hold  to  him  the  said 
John  Paine  his  heirs  and  assignes  forever. 

Item  Nathaniel!  Paine  the  4th  son  shall  have  all  the  land  of  the  said 
Steven  Paine  his  deceased  father  both  up  land  and  meddow  att  Palmers 
River,  and  seaventy-five  pound  of  comonage;  To  have  and  to  hold  to 
him  and  his  heires  and  assignes  forever.  Item  Benjamine  Paine  the  fift 
son  of  the  said  Steven  Paine  deceased,  shall  have  all  the  land  of  his 
deceased  father  both  upland  and  meddow  att  Rockey  River,  and  five 
acrees  of  Meddow  being  a  halfe  ten  acree  lott,  att  Brookes  his  Pasture ; 
and  a  share  of  the  Purchase  of  Land  and  meddow  on  the  Northsyde  of 
the  towne  and  seaventy  five  pound  Comonage.  To  have  and  to  hold  to 
him  and  his  heires  and  Assignes  forever.  Item  all  the  remainder  of 
the  Neate  Cattle  shalbe  equally  devided  between  the  four  brothers 
Steven,  John,  Nathaniel  and  Benjamin. 

Item  Samuell  the  third  son  of  the  said  Steven  Paine  deceased  shall 
have  the  old  horse.  Item  the  said  Steven  Paine  shall  have  the  remainder 
of  the  Lether,  his  mothers  88  pound  being  payed,  in  the  Tanffatts ;  and  all 
the  utensells  in  the  Tan  Yard,  excepting  twelve  pounds  worth  of  Lether 
which  hee  shall  pay  to  his  sister  Rebeckah  the  wife  of  Samuell  Pecke, 
and  alsoe  Steven  shall  have  the  axes,  hoes  and  sythes  &  c.  Item  the 
other  three  daughters  Mary,  Elizabeth  and  Sarah  shall  have  the  one 
halfe  of  all  the  moveable  Goods  in  the  house  equally  divided  between 
them;  Item  The  Court  with  the  consent  of  the  eldest  son  Steven  have 
ordered  that  the  said  widdow  shall  have  the  Remainder  of  the  land  that 
did  belonge  to  the  deceased  Steven  Paine  not  alreddy  above  disposed  of ; 

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PAINE. 


provided  the  supervissors  shall  see  cause;  Lastly  the  Courl  have  al- 
lowed and  impowered  the  above  named  Mistris  Anne  Paine  and  Steven 
Paine  to  Adminnester  upon  the  estate  of  the  said  Mr.  Steven  Paine 
deeeased  and  desire  M'  Steven  Paine  Sen'  and  M1  daniell  Smith  and 
Nicholas  Pecke;  To  lie  supervissors  of  the  Adininnest ration  and  de- 
vision  of  the  said  estate,  and  the  said  M1'  Steven  Paine  Sen1':  To  he 
Guardian  to  John  Paine  above  Named  until!  hee  lie  of  lull  age. 


An  Inventory  of  the  Estate  of  Steven  Paine  •lun1'  of  Rehoboth 
Taken  the  16th  of  May  1678  which  is  as  followeth;  and  was 
exhibited  to  the  Court  held  att  Plymouth  the  sixteenth  of 
.May  Anno  dom  lliT.s  on  the  oath  of  Mistris  Anne  Paine 
widdow 

£.     S.     d. 

[mpr.  his  wearing  apparrell  one  (loth  Cloake 03:5:000:000 

Item  1  black  ('loath  Cloak  02:   10:  nil 

Item  a  silk   Neckcloth 005:  00:  00 

Item  a  serge  suite  and  wasteoate 002:  00:  00 

Item  a  Cloth  suite 002  :  00  :  00 

Item  a  home  made  suite 000:  12:  00 

Item  some  old   garments 000:  10:  00 

Item  2  Shirts  and  a  Paire  of  Drawers 000:  12:  00 

Item  3  bands  000:  (13:  00 

Item  3  paire  of  stockeos 000  :  09  :  00 

Item  1  paire  boathose  topps 000:  01:  00 

Item  a  hat  att 00 :  03  :  00 

Item  a  paire  of  shooes 000:  03:  00 

Item  2  white  Neckclothes 000:  03:  00 

A  paire  of  Gloves 000  :  01 :  03 

Item  2  pockett  handkerehiffes.  ..  00:  01:  00 

Ileiii   1  feather  bed  1  bolster  2  blanketts  2  pillowes  a  coverlid 

curtaines  vallence  and  bed  steed 009:  00:  00 

Item  A  Great  Green  Rugg 001  :  05:  00 

Item  a  feather  bed  a  bolster  2  pillows  2  blanketts  a  Rugg  & 

bedsted  005  :  10  :  00 

A  flock  bed  a  bolster  2  blanketts  and  a  Rugg ...  02  :  10  :  00 

Item  one  feather  bed  a  bolster  2  pillowes  2  blankets  1  Rugg  1 

coverlid  Curtaines  and  vallence  and  bedsteed 010:000:  00 

Item  a  feather  bed  a  pillow  2  blanketts,  Coverlidd  and  trundle 

bedsteed 05  :  10  :  00 

Item  eleven  paire  of  sheets 009  :000  :  00 

Item  3  pillow  cases 008  :000  :  00 

Item  a  longe  diaper  Table  Cloth  with  diaper  Napkins  a  dozen 

of  towells  &  Napkins 01:  05:  00 

Item  a  Callico  Carpett 000  :  10:  00 

2    old  table  cloths  Napkins  &  Towells Hi 

Item  a  Table  and  Carpett 001 :  05 :  00 

Item  a  Great  Chest 00:  07:  00 

Item  2  Chests ..  00  :  07  :  00 

Item  3  old  boxes ..  00  :  04 :  06 

Item  2  boxes  ..  00 :  02 :  00 

Item  a  prsell  of  woolen  yerne 01  :012  :     0 

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MY  ANCESTORS. 

£.     s.     d. 

Item  Sheeps  woole  and  a  Baskett 00 :  12 :  00 

Item  6  Great  pewter  platters 01 :  10 :  00 

Item  5  peeees  of  pewter _ 00 :  15  :  00 

&  peece  of  pewter 00  :  10 :  00 

Item  a  fflagon  and  a  beaker 00  :  12  :  00 

Item  a  silver  wine  civpp 00 :  11 :  00 

Item  6  peeees  of  old  pewter 00 :  10 :  00 

Item  three  Iron  Potts  and  two  paire  of  pot  hooks 00  :  15  :  00 

Item  one  Iron  kettle  and  a  frying  pan 00  :  10  :  00 

Item  a  Great  brasse  kettle 02 :  00 :  00 

Item  4  old  brasse  kettles 02 :  00 :  00 

Item  a  brasse  skillett  a  Chaffing  dish  morter  &  pestle 00 :  08 :  00 

Item  2  paire  of  Iron  Andirons 01 :  00 :  00 

Item  a  warming  pan  att 00  :  03  :  00 

Item  earthen  ware  and  Glasses 00 :  03 :  00 

Item  a  ease  of  bottles 00:  02:  0G 

Item  an  old  Rugg  &  Bedd 00 :  05  :  00 

Item  a  looking  glass 00 :  01 :  00 

Item  2  spitts  3  pot  hangers  fire  shovell  and  tonggs 00 :  15 :  00 

Item  a  Cubbard  and  Cubberd  cloth 01 :  00  :  00 

Item  Great  Stooles  a  forme  and  5  chairs 00 :  08  :  00 

Item  a  Table  and  forme 00 :  08 :  00 

Item  2  turkey  wrought  cushens 00 :  05 :  00 

Item  5  covers : 00 :  05  :  00 

Item  2  pailes  2  Cheese  fatts  2  wooden  bottles  smale  trayes  a 

can  2  dozen  of  trenchers 00 :  06  :  00 

Item  a  Cradle 00 :  04 :  00 

Item  a  meale  trough  a  bread  dish  3  meale  bags 00 :  05  :  00 

Item  2  spinning  wheeles 00  :  06  :  00 

Item  12  barrells  2  pailes  and  kitt 01 :  00  :  00 

Item  a  barrell  of  porke 02 :  10 :  00 

Item  6  barrells 00 :  06 :  00 

Item  1  paire  of  stillvards  with  a  brass  poise 00  :  06  :  08 

Item  a  Cherne 00 :  02 :  06 

Item  2  peeees  of  Bacon 00  :  08  :  00 

Item  21  bushells  of  Indian  Corne 02 :  00 :  00 

Item  8  bushells  of  Rye _ 01 :  00 :  00 

Item  5  old  bee  hives 00 :  02 :  06 

Item  an  Iron  Beame  and  a  Great  leden  waight 01 :  00 :  00 

Item  a  box  &  heaters 00 :  01 :  06 

Item  2  paire  of  cards 00 :  02 :  00 

Item  powder  and  bulletts 01 :  00 :  00 

Item  2  Guns  01 :  10 :  00 

Item  bookes  00  :  10  :  00 

Item  Cart  and  wheeles  Iron  bands  plow  Irons  Chaines  &  Collar  04  :  10  :  00 

Item  3  sythes  &  Nibbs 00:  05:  00 

Item  3  hoes  3  wedges  2  axes  &  a  peece  of  a  chaine 00  :  15  :  00 

Item  A  Grindstone  with  Iron  Cranke 00 :  02 :  06 

Item  an  auger  and  old  hand  saw 00  :  01 :  06 

Item  2  oxen  07 :  07 :  00 

Item  4  cowes  and  4  calves 12 :  00 :  00 

Item  a  heiffer  with  calfe 02 :  15 :  00 

Item  a  heiffer  &  3  vounge  beasts 04:  00:  00 

Item  a  horse 03  :  00  :  00 

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I  WINK. 


MY  BROTHERS  ALBERT  AND  GEORGE,  FOUR  YEARS  OLD. 


\ 


MY  BROTHERS  ALBERT  AND  GEORGE.  FORTY  YEARS  OLD. 

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MY  ANCESTORS. 

Item  a  horse 02  :  10 :  00 

Item  4  swine  02 :  00 :  00 

Item  5  piggs 00  :  15  :  00 

Item  a  cow  and  calf  and  three  yeer  old  heiffers 04 :  10 :  00 

Item  a  saddle  and  2  bridles 00 :  06  :  00 

Item  Lether  dryed  and  lether  in  the  Tanfatts  Raw  Hydes  & 

Barke 70 :  00 :  00 

Item  some  other  lumber 00  :  10 :  00 

Item  a  dwelling  house  a  barne  and  mill  house,  a  bark  mill  a 
shopp  and  tanfatts  &  lime  pitts  orchyard  &  horn  lotts 

eontaine  13  acrees  more  or  less 150 :  00 :  00 

Item  10  acrees  of  land  and  swamp  on  the  east  syde  of  the 

Mill  river ; 05  :  00  :  00 

14  acres  of  land  on  the  east  syde  of  the  mill  river  &  holmes 

bridge 07 :  00 :     0 

Item  56  acrees  of  land  upon  the  Neck 25  :  00 :  00 

Item  2  plaine  lots  about  13  acrees 02 :  10 :  00 

Item  4  acres  of  salt  meddow 08 :  00 :  00 

Item  4  acres  of  salt  marsh 10  :  00  :  00 

Item  a  peece  of  ffresh  meddow  upon  the  mill  River  2  acrees  of 
ffresh  meddow  att  Mr.  Brownes  pond  2  acrees  and  a 
half  of  Bushey  meadow  1  aeree  and  a  quarter  fresh 

meddow  att  the  40  acrees 10 :  00 :  00 

The  lands  att  Palmers  River  with  the  meddow  belonging  to  it 050  :  00 :  00 

The  land  att  Rockey  River  with  the  meddow  belonging  to  it 15 :  00 :  00 

Item  4  acrees  of  Crabb  Meddow 05 :  00 :  00 

Item  115  acrees  of  land  that  lyes  neare  to  Israeli  peckes  house...  60  :  00  :  00 

Item  the  meddow  att  Brookes  his  pasture 10 :  00 :  00 

Item  a  Share  on  the  Northsyde 10  :  00 :  00 

Item  350  pounds  of  Comonage  fforgotten  a  smale  table 12 :  00 :  00 

Summa  totalis 585  :  10 :  11 

Apprised  by  Daniell  Smith.  William  Carpenter 


Children. 


Stephen 

Rebeccah 

John 

Mary 
Samuel 

Elizabeth 
Sarah 
Nathaniel 
Benjamin 


b.  Sept.  29,  1654, 

b.  Oct.  20,  1656, 

b.  Apl.  3,  1658, 

b.  May  11,  1660, 
b.  May  12,  1662, 

b.  Aug.  27,  1664, 
b.  Oct.  12,  1666, 
b.  Sept.  20.  1667, 
b.  March  9,  1674, 


m.  Elizabeth  Williams. 

2nd  Mary  Brintnall. 
m.  Peter  Hunt. 

2nd  Samuel  Peck, 
m.  Elizabeth  Belcher. 

2nd  Martha, 
m.  Enoch  Hunt, 
m.  Anne  Peck. 

2nd  Abigail  Frizzel. 
m.  Jacob  Pepper  Feby.  10,  1685. 
m.  Daniel  Aldis. 
m.  Dorothy  Chaffee, 
died  1698  unm. 


26 


PAINE. 

Samuel  Paine,  son  of  Stephen  Paine  Jr.  and  Ann  Chickering,  was 
born  May  12, H)(i2,  in  Rehoboth.  He  married  Anne  Peek  dau.  of  Samuel 
Peck  and  Sarah  Hunt,  Dee.  Hi,  KiNf).  They  had  eighl  children  born  in 
Rehoboth.  She  died  in  Rehoboth  Feby.  26,  L702-3.  In  1695  he  boughl 
200  acres  of  land  in  Pomfret,  Conn.,  from  Major  James  Fitch.  May 
15,  1708,  he  exchanged  his  Rehoboth  farm  for  John  Lyon's  Woodstock 
farm  of  140  acres  and  with  his  children  removed  to  Woodstock.  The 
next  year  he  married  Abigail,  widow  of  Joseph  Frizzell  and  dau.  of 
William  Bartholomew.  When  four  years  old  she,  with  sixteen  others, 
was  captured  by  Indians  and  taken  from  Hatfield  to  Canada  and  ran- 
somed from  captivity  eighl  months  later  by  payment  of  £200.  She 
bore  him  two  children. 

In  1709  Samuel  Paine  and  Nathaniel  Sanger  were  appointed  "to 
go  to  the  Borderers  and  see  what  they  will  subscribe  to  Mr.  Dwights 
Salary."  In  1710  he  was  one  of  committee  on  location  of  new  meeting 
house  and  in  Apl.  172)!  he  signs  a  protest  against  a  vote  "that  the 
school  house  shall  not  be  finished."  In  his  will  dated  June  7,  1720, 
he  named  his  ten  children.  Two  or  three  years  later  he  became  helpless 
and  his  son  Daniel  cared  for  him  until  his  death  on  May  11,  1735.  The 
four  older  brothers  in  172S  conveyed  to  Daniel  all  their  prospective 
shares  in  their  father's  estate  "Taking  into  our  Just  and  Serious  Con- 
sideration The  Good  Services  of  our  Loving  Brother  Daniel  Pain  of 
Woodstock,  Yeoman  in  Labouring  for  and  Taking  Care  of  our  Hon- 
ored Father  for  near  about  Six  years  before  the  date  hereof — And  also 
taking  into  our  consideration  what  our  said  Father  hath  heretofore 
advanced  to  us  Respectively  for  our  Settlement  in  The  World,  And 
also  in  consideration  of  the  very  unhappy  Circumstances  our  said 
Father  is  now  under  and  which  he  has  been  in  for  a  Long  time  and 
which  we  fear  he  may  still  continue  in  which  will  call  for  the  Especial 
Care  of  the  said  Daniell  Pain  for  the  future     *     *     *. 

Samuel  Paine  received  from  his  father's  estate  "The  old  horse." 
His  grandfather  Stephen  Paine,  Sr.  bequeathed  to  him  a  farm  in 
Rehoboth  and  sixty  acres  of  upland  and  £50  in  goods.  His  father-in- 
law  Samuel  Peck  bequeathed  to  him  50  acres  of  land  and  his  brother 
Benjamin  gave  him  £21  :01:02.  He  lies  buried  beside  his  wife  Abigail 
on  "Woodstock  Hill. 


Here  lies  the  Body  of  Here  Lyes  Buried  ye 

Mrs.  Abigail  Paine  Body  of  Mr.  Samuel 

Relict  widow  of  Paine  who  died  May 

Mr.  Samuel  Paine  ye  11th  1735 

She  died  Jan>  y  13th  in  y  73  year  of 

1752  in  the  80th  bis  Age. 
year  of  Her  age 


Children  by  first  wife  Anne  Peck. 
Samuel  b.  Sept.  Pi.  1686,      d.  Feby  15,  1732,      in.  Ruth  Pen-in 

Anne  b.  Sept.  15,  16SS.     d.  Jany  (i,  1747.        m.  Peter  Hunt 


MY"  ANCESTORS. 


Seth 

Sarah 

Judith 

Noah 

Stephen 

Daniel 


b.  Aug.  20,  1690, 
b.  Dee.  11,  1692, 
b.  Feby  18,  1695, 
b.  May  28,  1696, 
b.  Jim  21,  1699, 
b.  Feby  22,  1702, 


d.  Jany  18,  1772, 

d.  about  1750, 

d.  Nov.  26,  1778, 

d.  Apl.  2,  1753, 

d. 

d.  June  22,  1795, 


m.  Mary  Morris, 
m.  Daniel  Peek, 
m.  Ichabod  Peek, 
in.  Mehitable  Storrs. 
in.  Sarah  Leach, 
m.  Leah  Smith. 


Children  by  second  wife  Abigail  Frizzell. 
Rebecca        b.  1710,  d.  Feby  1784,  m.  Deliverance  Cleveland. 

Ebenezer      b.  1711.  d.  Men.  29,  1789,      m.  Mary  Grosvenor. 


MY    BROTHER    JOHN. 


MY  SISTER   MARY. 


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PAINE. 

Danikl  Paine,  son  of  Samuel  Paine  and  Anne  Peck,  was  born  in 
Rehoboth  Feby  22,  L702.  His  mother  died  the  following  year  and  five 
years  later  his  father  removed  to  Woodstock  and  married  Abigail 
Bartholomew  Frizzell.  He  married  Leah  Smith  of  Barrington  after 
publication  of  intention  made  Sept.  26,  L729,  and  Feby  <i,  17.'!1  2  they 
"owned  the  covenant."  He  was  a  fanner  and  a  land  surveyor,  occu- 
pying the  homestead  which  his  father  bought  from  John  Lyon.  He 
piously  cared  for  his  afflicted  father  in  his  declining  years  and  there  he 
died,  sixty  years  later,  June  22,  L795,  at  the  ripe  age  of  !>.">  years.  After 
the  death  of  his  father  in  17.'!.")  his  half  brother  Ebenezer  married  and 
moved  to  West  AVoodstock  and  the  widow  Abigail  left  the  homestead 
and  went  to  live  there.  In  1741  Daniel  placed  sixty  pounds  in  the  hands 
of  Ebenezer  towards  the  maintenance  of  his  step  mother,  taking  a 
bond  for  security,  which  was  witnessed  by  Ebenezer  Smith  Jr.  and 
Benjamin  Frizzed. 

Sept.  14,  174:;,  The  legislature  of  Mass.  incorporated  "The  West 
Parish  of  Woodstock."  A  division  line  was  run  and  established  between 
the  East  and  West  parts  Oct.  lit,  174M  by  Capt.  John  May,  Jabez  Lyon 
and  Lieut.  Daniel  Paine  with  the  aid  of  Capt.  William  Chandler  as 
surveyor.  In  1771  Capt.  Daniel  Paine  was  one  of  five  appointed  to 
examine  the  financial  condition  of  the  town. 


Children. 

Sarah 

b.  Nov 

9,  1731, 

d.  Oct.  5,  17.~>7. 

I. call 

1).  Nov 

26,  17::::. 

(1.  Oct.  16,  1801, 

in. 

Isaac  Fellows. 

Daniel 

b.  Oct. 

24.  MM. 

d.  Apl.  9,  1777 

in. 

Elizabeth  Williams. 

Amos 

h.  Oct. 

24,  1736, 

(1.  Oct.  25,  1790, 

in. 

Priseilla  Lyon. 

A  lira  m 

h.  Dec 

:>.  1738. 

Anna 

b.  Dec. 

r>.  1738, 

d.  Peby.  2,  1811, 

in. 

July  17.  17tiD. 

Esther        bapt.  Nov.  29.  1741,    d 


( 'apt.  Samuel  Chandler  ; 
2nd  Rev.  Josiah  Whitney. 
Jany  13,  1813,  m.  Uriah  Johnson. 


My    Children,    1895. 
RUTH.  OLIVE,   NORMAN,    MERLIN. 


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MY  ANCESTORS. 


HER     BROTHER    LYMAN. 

Daniel  Paine,  son  of  Daniel  Paine  and  Leah  Smith  was  born  in 
South  Woodstock  Oct.  24,  1736.  He  married  May  3,  1759  Elizabeth 
dau.  of  Col.  Abraham  Williams  of  Marlboro  and  became  a  farmer  in 
West  Woodstock.  He  appears  to  have  been  a  highway  overseer  in 
1773,  but  it  may  have  been  his  father.  He  was  not  very  successful  in 
converting  the  scanty  soil  of  West  Woodstock  into  money  and  upon  his 


30 


PAINE. 

dcatli  April  9,  1777,  no  property  was  left  after  paymenl  of  his  debts. 

His  widow  and  five  children  were  scattered  and  we  know  not  the  resting 
place  of  the  widow.     His  stone  on  Bun^ee  Hill  stands  alone. 

In  memory  of 
Mr.  Daniel  Paine 
son  of  Capt.  Daniel 
&  Mrs.  Leah  Paine 
who  died  April  9th 

1777 
AE<  41 


Sarah  b.  ah.  1760 
Bety  b.  ab.  1762 
Mary     b.  Apl.  26,  1764 


( 'hildren. 

d.  Mar.  6,  1766. 
.1.  Jany  29,  1766. 
d.  Dee.  13,  1S57, 


in.  Stephen  Williams, 
2ml  Ebenezer  Coburn. 

in.  Mary  Chandler, 
2ml  Sarah  Lyon. 
('apt.   \Vm.  May. 


in 


Daniel    b.  Mcdi.  5,  1766,    d.  Aug.  21,  1S30. 

Sarah     b.  Oct.  3.  1768,    d.  Apl.  1,  1851, 

She  was  grandmother  of  Lucy  May  Morse  and  Miss  Sarah  Lyon  of  Woodstock,  Wil- 
liam May  of  Dedham,  Mary  Perkins  of  Kansas,  and  Elisha  May  Lyon  of  Providence. 

Abraham  Williams  1>.  Oct.  1,  1774,  d.  June  29.  1833.  m.  Lydia  May. 
Their  Children,  Dolly  Child,  Lydia  Litchfield.  Sarah  Perrin  and  Chester  W.  Paine, 
were  first  cousins  to  both  my  father  and  my  mother. 

Eliza  died  young. 

John  b.  Sept.  13,  1776  d.  July  10,  1846,  m.  Betsey  Smith, 

2nd   Lucy  Smith. 


MY    GRANDFATHER'S    AUNT,    ANNA    PAINE    CHANDLER,    AND     HER     HUSBAND, 

CAPT.  SAMUEL  CHANDLER. 
From   Paintings  by  Winthrop  Chandler. 


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MY  ANCESTORS. 


JOHN    PAINE, 
My   Father's  Father. 


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PAINE. 

John  Paine,  son  of  Daniel  Paine  and  Elizabeth  Williams  was  born 
in  West  Woodstock  Sept.  L3,  L776.  His  father  died  the  following  April 
and  his  mother  a  little  later.  He  went  to  Live  with  his  Aunt  Anna 
Paine  Chandler,  who  was  childless,  and  grew  to  maturity  under  her 
care.    Capt.  Samuel  Chandler  had  a  large  farm  in  the  aorth  eastern 

part  of  Woodstock  which  he  gave  to  his  widow  upon  his  death  in   L790 

and  which  she  gave  to  her  nephew  three  years  before  her  death  in 
L811. 

This  farm  was  purchased  by  Capt.  Chandler  from  Isaac  I'Vllows 
and  his  wife  Leah,  the  sister  of  Mrs.  Anna  Paine  Chandler.  After 
the  death  of  Capt.  Chandler  and  probably  because  of  the  marriage 
of  "Aunt  Anna"  to  the  Rev.  .losiah  Whitney  of  Brooklyn,  Conn.,  he 
returned  to  W.   Woodstock. 

.losiah  Whitney  was  horn  in  Plainfield,  Conn.,  Aug.  11,  17:11,  was 
graduated  at  Yale  College  in  1752  and  joined,  with  his  wife  Anna,  in 
the  t\m\  to  her  nephew,  John  Paine,  in  consideration  of  love  and 
affection,  dated  Oct.  9,  1807,  acknowledged  Nov.  5,  1807,  and  recorded 
Aug.  IT),  1808  by  Jedidiah  Morse,  Register.  This  deed  is  still  kepi  in 
the  old  home. 

When  the  Rev.  Alvan  Underwood  was  ordained  and  installed  in 
W.  Woodstock  May  21,  1801,  John  Paine  was  on  the  com.  of  society 
"to  attend  on  and  see  to  seating  people  and  to  keeping  order  and 
regularity  in  the  assembly  of  spectators". 

He  married,  Nov.  13,  ISO,"),  Betsey,  dan.  of  Ebenezer  Smith  and 
Margaret  Bowen.  He  kept  a  store  in  West  Woodstock  a  few  years. 
There  his  first  child,  Samuel  Chandler,  was  born.  In  1808  he  moved 
to  the  house  given  him  by  his  Aunt  Anna,  where  three  generations 
of  his  descendants  have  since  been  born.  He  added  to  the  farm,  in  later 
years,  the  Brock  lot  on  the  south  and  the  Phipps  lot  on  Hie  north.  In 
1815  he  was  one  of  the  incorporators  of  the  Muddy  Brook  Cotton 
Mfg.  Co. 

Squire  Paine  was  a  portly  man  of  imposing  appearance.  He  was 
.lust ice  of  the  Peace,  Judge  of  Probate,  and  Representative  to  the  Leg- 
islature, and  an  active  and  influential  man  in  town  affairs.  He  was  a 
strong  abolitionist,  and  his  house  was  a  station  on  the  Underground 
Railroad  running  from  Dixie  to  Canada.  My  mother  used  to  say 
that  she  never  saw  a  nobler  sight  than  Squire  Paine  starting  off  in 
the  evening  or  early  morning,  towards  the  north,  with  his  horse  and 
carriage,  and  with  a  poor  black  slave  by  his  side  on  the  road  to 
freedom. 

Betsey  Paine  died  Nov.  22,  1826,  and  he  married  second,  Lucy 
Smith,  her  sister,  Jany.  24,  1828.  Lucy  had  no  children.  She  was, 
however,  a  devoted  mother  to  her  sister's  children,  and  an  ideal  grand- 
mother to  the  next  generation.  John  Paine  died  from  sunstroke  or 
apoplexy  July  10,  1840,  and  lies  buried  beside  his  two  wives  in  East 
Woodstock.  Lucy  continued  to  live  in  the  same  house,  together  with 
her  two  unmarried  sisters,  Dolly  and  Hannah,  until  a  \'cw  months 
before  her  death  which  occurred  April  !>,  1872. 

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M\r  ANCESTORS. 


Children  of  John  Paine 
Samuel  Chandlerb.  Feby.  21,  1807 d. 
William  b.  Apl.  8,  1809     d. 

John  b.  Jany.  12, 1812  d. 

George  Augustusb.  Aug.  28,  1814  d. 


Nancy  Smith 
Albert 
Elizabeth 
Ellen 


b.  Mch.  6,  1817  d, 

b.  July  20,  1819   d. 

b.  Mch.  5,  1822    d. 

b.  Oct.  31.  1824    d. 


and  Betsey  Smith: 

Apl.  1.  1888     m.  Abigail  Davis. 
Feby.  17,  1870  in.  Abigail  Rickard. 
July  14.  1889   m.  Mary  Ann  May. 
Aug.  25,  1872  m.  Priscilla  Lyon, 

2nd,  Mary  Ann  Lyon. 
Jany.  4,  1843  m.  Waldo  Skinner. 
May  14,  1901    m.  Sarah  Sargent. 
Aug.  25,  1840. 
April  8,  1904  m.  Jonathan  May  Carpenter. 


CONGREGATIONAL    CHURCH    OF    EAST    WOODSTOCK. 

Erected   1832,  with   Memorial  Chapel,  erected   1895,  by  Dea.  Geo.  T.  Bixby,  in  memory  of 

his  son  Halcey  Greene  Bixby,  who  died  while  a  student  in  Amherst  College. 


34 


PA  INK. 

John  Paine,  son  of  John  Paine  and  Betsey  Smith,  was  born  in 
East  Woodstock,  Jany.  12,  lsii'.  Ee  attended  Woodstock  Academy  in 
L831,  and  taught  school  several  terms. 

He  married,  May  L6,  L836,  Mary  Ann,  dau.  of  Chester  May  and 
Hannah  Lyman.  He  began  married  life  on  the  Water's  farm  Lately 
occupied  by  his  son-in-law  Dea.  George  T.  Bixby.  Alter  two  years 
he  bought  a  farm  in  Brimfield,  Mass.,  where  be  lived  five  years  and 
where  bis  two  daughters  were  horn.  Returning  upon  invitation  of  his 
father  he  took  charge  of  the  home  farm  in  1843,  and,  after  the  death 
of  his  father  in  1846,  he  purchased  it  from  his  four  brothers  and  sister 
and  arranged  with  his  stepmother  for  her  dower  rights.  By  honesty, 
industry,  frugality,  forethought  and  great  strength  of  mind  and  body, 
he  prospered,  paid  for  the  farm,  and  accumulated  a  competence,  which 
was  heroically  diminished  by  the  outlay  necessary  to  pay  the  expenses 
of  two  sons  through  college.  For  a  period  of  forty  years  he  filled  many 
offices  of  trust  and  honor  in  church  and  state,  but  did  not  allow  public 
affairs  to  interfere  with  private  duties.  He  was  Representative  to  the 
Legislature  in  1858.  He  held  such  offices  as  Selectman,  Assessor,  Agent 
of  the  Town  Deposit  Fund,  and  School  Visitor,  many  times,  and  was 
executor  and  administrator  of  many  estates. 

He  was  Director  of  the  First  National  Bank  of  Putnam  for  many 
years  and  was  Deacon  in  the  Congregational  Church  in  East  Wood- 
stock from  1872  until  his  death.  He  had  previously  declined  the  office 
of  deacon  because  his  boys  were  growing  and  he  was  not  sure  that 
he  was  qualified  as  required  by  St.  Paul:  "Ruling  their  children  and 
their  own  houses  well."  His  children  had  no  such  doubts  of  his  quali- 
fications. Our  father  stood  five  feet  ten  inches  in  height  and  his  ordi- 
nary weight  was  one  hundred  and  ninety  pounds,  and  his  children  easily 
recognized  the  fact  that  he  was  the  head  of  the  house.  Mother  some- 
times remarked  that  a  father  was  a  great  help  in  bringing  up  a  family. 
It  was  certainly  true  in  that  house.  One  Hash  of  his  eye  to  an  offender 
was  like  lightning  from  Mount  Sinai. 

Father  was  an  acceptable  teacher  in  the  Sunday  School  and  was 
very  familiar  with  the  Bible,  reading  a  chapter  in  course  every  morn- 
ing at  family  prayers;  and  twice  on  Sunday,  reading  from  Scott's  Com- 
mentaries, not  omitting  the  "Practical  Observations".  He  was  gen- 
erally able,  when  quizzed  by  his  children,  to  name  the  book  of  the  Bible 
containing  any  verse  they  might  read  to  him.  Men  servants  and  maid 
servants  were  expected  to  attend  the  family  devotions,  and  no  pressure 
of  work,  nor  haste  to  catch  a  train,  was  sufficient  to  cause  an  omission 
of  the  daily  chapter  and  prayer. 

He  was  an  excellent  reader  and  speller,  and  during  my  childhood 
was  usually  called  upon  to  read  a  sermon  in  church  when  the  pastor 
was  ill  or  out  of  town  and  no  other  preacher  present.  The  three-seated 
wagon  could  carry  nine,  and  the  buggy  could  take  three,  and  for  many 
years  the  Congregational  Church  in  East  Woodstock  could  be  reason- 
ably' sure  of  eight  or  ten  worshippers  every  Sunday  from  father's 
house  without  regard  to  heat  or  cold,  rain  or  shine. 

He  had  a  keen  sense  of  humor  and  his  laugh  was  hearty  and  con- 
tagious.   A  native  of  Woodstock  who  had  been  absent  for  twenty  years 

35 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

remarked  that  Ms  greatest  reason  for  desiring  to  visit  Woodstock  was 
that  he  might  hear  Mr.  John  Paine  laugh. 

The  impressions  of  childhood  are  confirmed  in  maturity  that  our 
father  was  essentially  a  strong  man;  strong  mentally,  morally,  physic- 
ally. In  1881  he  began  to  show  signs  of  waning  powers  of  body.  One 
hand  began  to  shake  when  relaxed,  then  both  hands,  then  his  feet.  For 
eight  years  his  ever  increasing  infirmity  continued  and  the  "shaking 
palsy"  never  allowed  him  a  moment  of  repose,  except  in  sleep;  but  no 
word  of  complaint  ever  passed  his  lips,  only  at  rare  intervals  an  expres-  ■ 
sion  of  unutterable  weariness.  He  continued  his  interest  in  things 
about  him  almost  to  the  last,  and  was  tenderly  and  devotedly  cared  for 
by  his  wife  and  his  two  faithful  children,  Mary  and  John.  His  strong 
frame  yielded  gradually  to  the  inevitable,  and  he  sank  to  rest  July  14, 
1889,  in  the  same  house  in  which  he  was  born. 

"Happy  he  whom  neither  wealth  nor  fashion, 

Nor  the  march  of  the  encroaching  city, 
Drives  an  exile 

From  the  hearth  of  his  ancestral  homestead. ' ' 
After  fifty-three  years  of  married  life,  enriched  with  the  advent  of 
six  children,  the  head  of  the  household  was  the  first  to  break  the  family 
circle.    Happy  are  those  who  remain  in  the  memory  of  such  a  father. 
Truly  ' '  the  glory  of  children  are  their  fathers. ' ' 

Children. 


Mary  Ann 

b. 

Feby.  16,  1839 

m. 

Geo.  T.  Bixby 

Harriet  May 

b. 

June  23,  1841 

m. 

Joseph  S.  Johnston. 

John  Merrick 

b. 

Jan'y.  13,  1845 

in. 

Abbie  P.  Child, 

2nd.,  Florence  A.  Child. 

George  Albert 

b. 

Apl.  10,  1848 

m. 

Minnie  Child, 

2nd,  Mary  Edith  McGalliard 

Albert  George 

b. 

Apl.  10,  1848 

m. 

Mary  Martha  Cohvell. 

Lyman  May 

b. 

March  6,  1850 

in. 

Geneva  Carr. 

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JK\     ■      i'. 

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Sr  • 

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LYMAN    M.   PAINE. 
1855. 


GENEVA    CARR. 
1865. 


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CHICKERING. 

Francis  Chickebinq  was  the  son  of  Eenry  Chickering  of  Rings- 
field,  Suffolk  Co.,  Eng.,  wIki  died  in  L627.  In  the  time  of  Eenry  VIII, 
Thomas  Chickering  of  Wymondham,  Norfolk  <'<>.,  died  leaving  a  widow 

Clare  and  three  children.  The  eldest,  Stephen,  by  his  wife  Anne,  bad 
five  sens  and  two  daughters  and  died  in  L576.  His  eldest  sen,  Henry, 
had  five  sens  and  two  daughters,  of  whom  Francis  and  his  eldest  brother 
Henry  came  to  America  in  L635  and  settled  in  Dedham,  Mass.,  where 
Francis  was  made  freeman  May  L3,  1640.  He  joined  the  Ancient  and 
Honorable  Artillery  Co.  in  1643  and  was  chosen  ensign.  He  was  elected 
a  Representative  to  the  General  Courl  in  1(144  and  L653. 

He  was  chosen  deacon  of  the  tirst  church  in  L650  and  delayed  some 
time  to  accept  his  appointment  on  account  of  his  affection  and  relation 
to  Mr.  Phillips  in  England.  He  was  the  largest  land  owner  in  the 
town  in  his  day.  His  wife  Ann  was  the  daughter  of  John  Fiske  of  St. 
James  Parish  in  So.  Elmham,  Suffolk  Co.,  Eng.  She  died  Dec.  5,  L649, 
and  he  married  dune  11,  1650,  Sarah,  widow  of  John  Sibley.  She 
survived  him  and  married  John  Bowles.  Mr.  Chickering  died  Oct.  '2, 
1658,  and  his  good  estate  went  chiefly  to  his  five  daughters. 


Ann 

in 

Mary 

in 

Elizabi 

th 

h.  Sep1 

26,  1638. 

.1. 

Bethia 

b.   Dec 

23,  1640. 

in 

Esther 

I).  Nov. 

4.  1(14:',. 

in 

John 

b.  Apl. 

19,  1646. 

Mercy 

b.  Apl. 

10,  1648. 

d. 

( Jhildren. 

i.  Stephen  Paine.  Jr. 
n.  John  Metcalf  lb47. 

July  2:?,  Ki42. 

Samuel  Newman. 

Daniel   Smith. 

Jany.  '27,  1668. 


Ann  Chickehino,  dan.  of  Francis  Chickering  and  Ann  Fiske,  was 
born  in  England  about  K>.">4  and  came  to  Dedham  with  her  father  and 
mother.  She  married  Nov.  ."!,  1652,  Stephen  Paine,  dr.,  of  Rehoboth  and 
bore  him  nine  children. 


My  Children.   1909. 
NORMAN,    RUTH,   OLIVE,    MERLIN. 


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MY  ANCESTORS. 

Joseph  Peck  came  from  Old  Hingham  in  1638  with  132  other  Puri- 
tans and  his  brother  Robert  Peck,  their  pastor,  in  the  "Diligent"  (John 
Martin,  Master)  bringing  his  second  wife,  two  sons,  one  dau.,  two  men 
servants  and  three  maid  servants  and  settled  in  New  Hingham.  He 
was  the  son  of  Robert  Peck  and  Helen  Babbs  of  Beccles,  Suffolk  Co., 
Eng.,  where  he  was  baptized  Apl.  30,  1587.  He  was  a  descendant  in 
the  21st  generation  of  John  Peck  of  Belton,  Yorkshire.  His  first  wife, 
Rebecca  Clark,  whom  he  married  May  21,  1617,  died  Oct.  24,  1637.  The 
name  of  his  second  wife  is  not  known.  He  was  made  freeman  March  13, 
1638-9,  and  was  chosen  representative  to  the  General  Court  in  1639, 
40,  41  and  42. 

In  1641  he  was  one  of  the  purchasers  of  Seaconk  from  Massasoit, 
and  Gov.  Bradford  granted  the  same  land,  eight  miles  square,  which 
was  incorporated  as  Rehoboth.  He  removed  there  in  1645,  losing  three 
horses  and  goods  of  £50  value  by  the  burning  of  an  Indian  wigwam 
where  he  stopped  for  shelter  on  the  journey.  He  was  Selectman,  As- 
sessor and  Justice  of  the  Peace.  He  was  rated  the  same  as  Stephen 
Paine,  £535,  only  one  being  larger. 

"Plymouth,  July  3,  1656.  The  Court  have  appointed  and  deputed 
Mr.  Joseph  Pecke  to  administer  marriage  at  Rehoboth:  and  the  said 
Mr.  Pecke,  Mr.  Stephen  Paine  and  Richard  Bowen  are  appointed  and 
authorized  to  hear  and  determine  all  controversies  there  between  any, 
so  as  it  amount  not  to  above  the  value  of  three  pounds." 

He  died  Dec.  23,  1663,  aged  77  years.  His  will  divided  a  large 
property  among  his  children,  Joseph,  John,  Nicholas,  Samuel,  Nathaniel 
and  Israel  and  dau.  Hubbert.  "I  do  ordain  my  son  Nicholas  and  my 
son  Samuel  the  executors  of  this  my  last  will,  desiring  the  Lord  to 
guide  theire  hartes  to  do  all  according  unto  my  intent  heer  sett  down." 
His  six  sons  signed  an  agreement  for  distribution  of  the  estate  accord- 
ing to  the  will  as  amplified  by  their  father  upon  his  death  bed,  but  not 
expressed  in  the  writing,  with  Stephen  Paine,  Thomas  Cooper  and  John 
Reed  as  witnesses. 

Children. 


Anna            bapt.  Mar.  12,  1617-8. 

buried  July  27,  1636. 

Rebecca       bapt.  May  25,  1620. 

m.  Hubbert  or  Hobart. 

Joseph             "      Aug.  23,  1623. 

John                "       1626. 

Nicholas         "      Apl.  9,  1630. 

By  second  wife : 

Samuel           bapt.  Feby.  3,  1638-9. 

d.  1708.     m.  Sarah  Hunt 

2d  Rebecca  Paine. 

Nathaniel         "      Oct.  31,  1641. 

Isaac                  "      Mar.  4,  1644. 

Samuel  Peck,  son  of  Joseph  Peck,  was  born  at  Hingham  and  bap- 
tized Feby.  3, 1638-9.  He  was  chosen  deacon  of  the  church  at  Rehoboth. 
He  was  deputy  to  the  General  Court  at  Plymouth  in  1689  and  1692.  In 
1692  Plymouth  and  Mass.  were  united  under  the  charter  of  William  and 
Mary  and  Samuel  Peck  was  Representative  to  the  first  Gen.  Ct.  in 
1693.    He  was  again  chosen  in  1695. 

Aug.  9,  1689,  Samuel  Peck  and  Thomas  Cooper  were  chosen  depu- 

38 


PECK'. 

tics  from  Etehoboth  and  were  inst meted  to  endeavor  "to  procure  from 
the  worshipful  Major  Bradford  a  quil  claim  deed  to  the  lands  in  the 
town  of  Etehoboth."    The  deed  was  obtained.    It  recites  Letters  Patent 

to  the  late  William  Bradford  my  honored  father,  and  a  d I  from  him 

in  Ki41  to  Joseph  Peck,  Stephen  Paine,  Henry  Smith,  Alexander  Win- 
chester, Thomas  Cooper,  (lent,  and  others,  and  then  quil  claims  all 
interest  to  Daniel  Smith,  Esq1-.,  Capt.  Peter  Hunt,  Capt.  John  Brown, 
Esq1-.,  John  Peck,  Lieut.  Nicholas  Peck,  Gilbert  Brooks,  Thomas  Cooper. 
Samuel  Newman,  William  Carpenter,  Samuel  Peck,  Stephen  Paine, 
Richard  Bowen  and  Ensign  Thomas  Wilmarth,  yeomen,  in  behalf  of 
all  the  inhabitants  of  Etehoboth  whose  names  are  entered  in  the  town 
records.  In  this  list  of  100  or  more  are  also  the  names  of  John  Car- 
penter and  Samuel  Paine. 

He  married  June  1,  H><>(>,  Sarah,  dan.  of  Capt.  Peter  Hunt  and 
Elizabeth  Smith,  and  after  her  death  in  L673,  be  married  Nov.21,1677, 
Rebecca,  dan.  of  Stephen  Paine,  Jr.,  and  widow  of  his  first  wife's 
brother  Peter  Hunt.  Cnder  his  father's  will  he  received  the  homestead 
at  Rehoboth,  also 

"my  two  oxen  called  Bucke  and  Duke  and  two  cowes,  my  cart  and  •  of  my 

little  plowes;  my  bedstead  in  the  parlour  chamber;  my  silver  beaker  and  silver 
spoons  and  one  gould  rin^e  which  was  his  mother's  and  also  one  pair  of  fine 
Holland  sheets  and  one  diaper  table  cloth  and  six  diaper  napkins,  2  fine  pillow 
beares  and  the  feather  bed  and  bolster  and  pillow  and  two  blankets  whereon  1 
now  lye;  my  second  rugg  with  some  other  small  linnene  in  my  trunk  in  the 
parlor  and  the  other  chisl  under  the  window  in  I  he  parlor  and  my  best  curtains 
and  curtain  rodds." 

His  wife  Rebecca  died  June  12,  1(i!)!>,  and  he  died  in  1708.  His  will 
is  dated  June  11,  1705,  and  was  probated  at  Taunton  June  2,  1708.  He 
gives  to  children  Noah  and  Sarah  Sabin,  and  to  son-in-law  Samuel  Paine 
50  acres  lying  on  the  east  side  of  Palmer  River  and  €100  commonage  in 
the  town  of  Rehoboth;  to  granddaughter  Anne  Paine  one  feather  lied 
with  one  coverled  and  two  blankets;  to  granddaughter  Sarah  Paine 
one  silver  spoon. 

( 'hildren. 

m.  Samuel  Paine. 
m.  John  Sabin. 
buried    Febv.   20.    1(181. 


Anne 

b.    Dee.  22,  16(17 

Sarah 

b.  Keby.  2,  1669 

Judith 

b.  July  26.  1071 

Noah  b.  Aug.  21.  1C7S. 

Jane  b.  June  14.  1680.        buried  July  (i,  1680. 

Rebecca      b.  Oct.  22,  1681.         buried  Nov.  2,  1682. 


Anne  Peck,  dau.  of  Dea.  Samuel  Peck  and  Sarah  Hunt,  was  born 
at  Rehoboth  Dec.  22,  1667.  She  was  married  Dec.  Hi,  1685,  to  Samuel 
Paine  and  died  Feby  26,  170.'!,  having  borne  him  eight  children.  She 
was  remembered  in  the  last  will  of  her  grandfather  Capt    Peter  Hunt 


39 


MY  ANCESTORS. 


Enoch  Hunt  of  Weymouth  came  from  Titenclen  in  the  Parish  of 
Lee  about  two  miles  distant  from  Wendover,  England,  and  was  made 
freeman  at  Newport,  R.  I.,  in  1638.  He  is  named  as  owner  of  twenty 
acres  of  upland  and  three  acres  of  salt  marsh  in  Weymouth  in  1643, 
about  which  time  he  probable  removed  to  Rehoboth,  and  soon  after  re- 
turned to  England  and  died  about  1650.  He  was  a  blacksmith  by  oc- 
cupation. The  name  of  his  first  wife,  the  mother  of  his  two  sons,  is 
unknown.  He  married,  second,  Sarah  Barker  who  bore  him  a  daughter. 
Letters  of  administration  were  granted  Sept.  18,  1652  at  Boston  to  his 
son  Ephraim  on  his  estate  "not  yet  administered." 


Epliraim      b.  1610. 
Peter  b.  about  1615. 


Children. 

d.  Feby.  22,  1687.       m 
'  d.  1692.      m, 


Anne  Richards. 
Elizabeth  Smith. 


Sarah 


b.  July  4,  1640. 


m.  Matthew  Pratt. 


Peter  Hunt  was  born  in  England  about  1615  and  came  to  New 
England  with  his  father  Enoch  Hunt  as  early  as  1638.  He  moved  from 
Weymouth  to  Rehoboth  about  1643  and  was  chosen  Town  Clerk  in 
1649.  He  was  chosen  Deputy  to  the  Court  at  Plymouth  fifteen  times 
from  1654  to  1683.  "Dec.  9,"  1659.  It  was  agreed  between  the  Town 
of  Rehoboth  and  Lieut.  Hunt  and  William  Bucklin  that  the  said  Lieut. 
Hunt  and  William  Bucklin  is  to  shingle  the  new  end  of  the  meeting 
house  and  to  be  clone  as  sufficiently  as  the  new  end  of  Goodman  ( Steph- 
en) Payne's  house."  "6th  7th  mo.  (Sept.)  1661,  Lieut.  Hunt  and 
Joseph  Peck  were  chosen  to  view  the  damage  in  the  Indian  Corn  upon 
Kickamuet  Neck  and  Consumpsit  Neck  and  to  give  the  town  notice  of 
it." 

".June  1,  1675,  Lieut.  Hunt,  Ensign  Smith  and  Daniel  Smith  are 
appointed  and  authorized  by  the  Court  to  take  some  present  care  of  the 
estate  of  Mr.  Wm.  Blackstone,  deceased,  and  of  his  son  left  by  him." 

He  married  Dec.  10,  1645,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Henrv  and  Judith 
Smith.  His  will  dated  June  19,  1689,  was  proved  Dec.  26,  1692.  He 
divides  a  large  quantity  of  land  among  his  children.  To  his  son-in-law 
Samuel  Peck  he  gives  five  shillings ;  to  his  dau.  Sarah  Peck  £10 ;  to  his 
granddaughter  "Ann  Pain"  £5.  His  widow  married  Elder  James 
Blake. 

Children. 


Sarah          b. 

Jany.  21,  1646-7, 

d. 

Oct.  27,  1673, 

m. 

Samuel  Peck. 

Judith         b. 

Apl.  21,  1648, 

d. 

1724, 

oa- 

Nathaniel  Cooper, 

Peter           b. 

June  11,  1650, 

d. 

Aug.  25,  1676, 

ra.. 

Rebecca  Paine. 

Enoch         b. 

Feby.  28,  1652. 

d. 

Mar.  5,  1712, 

m. 

Mary  Paine. 

Elizabetn  b. 

Mar.  1,  1654, 

d. 

1676, 

m. 

James  Willett. 

John           b. 

Oct.  15,  1656, 

d. 

Oct.  21,  1716, 

in. 

Martha  Williams, 

Mary          b. 

June  15,  1658, 

d. 

Aug.  23,  1676, 

Ephraim     b. 

Mar.  31,  1661, 

d. 

May  9,  1694, 

in. 

Rebecca 

Tabitha      b. 

Sept.  14,  1663, 

d. 

Oct.  14,  1676. 

Daniel         b. 

Feby.  14,  1665, 

d. 

Sept.  15,  1673. 

Benjamin  b. 

Sept.  29,  1668, 

d. 

Aug.   13,   1732, 

m. 

Mary  Peck. 

Nathaniel  b. 

Dec.  31,  1670, 

d. 

Aug.  28,  1671. 

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Ill  NT. 

Sakui  Hint,  dau.  of  Capt.  Peter  llnnl  and  Elizabeth  Smith,  was 

bom  in   Rehoboth  Jany  21,   1646-7.     She  married  .h L,   L666,   Dea. 

Samuel  Peck,  son  of  Joseph  Peck.  She  died,  or  was  buried,  Oct.  27, 
167."!,  having  borne  three  children,  and  her  husband  married  Rebecca, 
widow  of  her  brother,  Peter  Hunt,  and  dau.  of  Stephen  Paine,  Jr. 


LYMAN.    ROBERT.   JOHN.   JOSEPH 
HAMILTON.      1912. 

Henry  Smith  came  to  Hingham  from  Norfolk  Co.  Eng.  on  the 
"Diligent"  in  1638,  with  his  wife  Judith,  three  sons,  two  daughters, 
three  men  servants  and  two  maid  servants.  He  was  made  freeman 
Mar.  1.'!,  Hi."!;);  and  was  chosen  deacon  of  the  church  of  the  First  Parish 
of  Hingham  Janv  29,  1640.  In  1640  he  was  chosen  representative  and 
in  1(>4.">  lie  removed  to  Rehoboth,  where  lie  died  in  1649.  He  was  chosen 
townsman  in  1644  and  1(14.").  The  title  Mr.  is  nearly  always  prefixed  to 
his  name.  He  is  named  in  the  deed  of  1641  from  Gov.  Bradford  to  the 
original  proprietors  of  Rehoboth:  Mi-.  Alexander  Winchester,  Richard 
Wright,  Mr.  Henry  Smith,  Mr.  Joseph  Pecke  and  Mr.  Stephen  Paine. 

His  will  is  dated  Nov.  '■'>,  1647,  and  gives  his  house  to  his  wife 
Judith  and  makes  her  executrix.  It  names  his  In-other,  Thomas  Cooper 
and  sons  Henry  and  Daniel  ami  dan.  Judith.  It  was  witnessed  by 
Stephen  Paine,  Thomas  Cooper  and  Joseph  Peck.  Inventory,  dated 
21,  10,  1649,  £149.16.  The  will  of  Judith  Smith  is  dated  Oct.  iu.  1650, 
and  names  son  Henry,  dau.  Judith,  son  and  dau.  Hunt,  son  John's 
three  children,  son  Daniel  and  three  ch.  of  son  Hunt.  Inventory  of  her 
estate  is  dated  14,  10,  1650,  £120.6. 

The  will  of  Nicholas  Stanton  of  Ipswich,  Eng.  dated  !»  Nov.  L648, 
proved  14  Feby  1649,  gives  ten  pounds  "to  my  Kinswoman  Judith 
Smith,  the  late  wife  of  Henry  Smith  living  in  New  England,"  and  names 
her  five  children:  Judith,  John,  Elizabeth,  Henry  and  Daniel. 

Elizabeth  Smith,  dan.  of  Henry  and  Judith  Smith,  came  from 
England  in  1638.  She  was  married  Dec.  10,  104:>,  to  ('apt.  Peter  Hunt 
of  Rehoboth  and  bore  him  twelve  children. 


41 


ANCESTORS  OF  FATHER'S  MOTHER 


James  Smith 
Joan 


•John  Holbrook 
Sarah 


Michael  Pierce 


Griffith  Bowen 
Margaret  Fleming 


Peter  Palfrey 
Edith 

Griffith  Bowen 
Margaret  Fleming 

t Isaac  Johnson 
Elizabeth  Porter 

Griffith  Bowen 

Margaret  Fleming 

tlsaac  Johnson 
Elizabeth  Porter 

John  Winchester 
tHannah  Sealis 


Thos.  Buckminste: 
Joanne 


John  Winchester 
tHannah  Sealis 

Henry  Stevens 
#Mary  Buckminste 

John  White 
Frances 

John  Bowles 

§  Elizabeth  Heath 


Joshua  Smith 

Ruth 

John  Holbrook 

Abigail  Pierce 

Humphrey  Tiffany 

Elizabeth 


Benjamin  Child 
Mary  Bowen 


Peter  Aspinwall 
Remember  Palfrey 
Henry  Bowen 
Elizabeth  Johnson 
Henry  Bowen 
Elizabeth  Johnson 
Josiah  Winchester 
Mary 

William  Davis 
Alice  Thorp 
Clement  Corbin 
Dorcas  Buckminste 
Richard  Dana 
Ann  Bullard 


John  Winchester 
Joanna  Stevens 
John  White 
Elizabeth  Bowles 


James  Smith 


Elizabeth 
Holbrook 


Consider  Tiffany 


Abigail  Niles 


John  Child 


Elizabeth 


Nathaniel 
Aspinwall 


Abigail  Bowen 


Isaac  Bowen 


Hannah 
Winchester 


Matthew  Davis 


Margaret  Corbin 


Benjamin  Dana 


Mary 
Buckminster 


John  Winchester 


Sarah  White 


Ebenezer  Smith 


Sarah  Tiffany 


John  Child 


Abigail  Aspinwall 


Henry  Bowen 


Margaret  Davis 


Isaac  Dana 


Sarah  Winchester 


Ebenezer  Smith 


Dorothy  Child 


Matthew  Bowen 


Mary  Dana 


Ebenezer  Smith 


Margaret  Bowen 


Betsey  Smith 


•Son  of  Thomas  Holbrook  and  Jane 
fSon  of  John  Johnson  and  Margery 
J  Daughter  of  Richard  Sealis 


#  Daughter  of  Thomas  Buckminster  and  Joanna 
§  Daughter  of  Isaac  Heath  and  Elizabeth 

42 


SMITH. 

James  Smith  was  a  resilient  of  Weymouth  in  L639.  He  is  referred 
to  in  a  deed  of  Margery  Staple  in  L658.  He  died  at  Boston,  March  21, 
Ki7(i.     His  will  is  mi   record   in   Boston  and   begins: 

"'Plic  Eleventh  day  el'  March  in  the  year  el'  <>■'  Lord  <>nc  thousand  Six 
hundred  Seaventy  &  two,  Seaventy  &  three,  I.  James  Smith  el'  Waymouth  Sen1 
in  the  County  el'  Suffolk  in  New  England  being  sick  in  body  but  el'  good  and 
p'Tcd  memory  thanks  lie  to  the  Allmighty  god:  And  Calling  to  Remembrance 
the  uncertain  estate  of  this  Transitory  life  and  thai  all  must  yield  unto  death 
when  it  Shall  please  god  to  call  :  Doc  make  ordail)   Declare  and  manifest   this  my 

last  Will  &  Testament  in  ma ■  and  form  following  i.  e.   Firsl  [  Comil  my  Soule 

until  the  Allmighty  god,  asuredly  believing  that  I  shall  he  saved  and  have  full 
Remission  el'  all  my  sins  by  the  merrits  of  Jesus  Christ  my  Redeemer,  and  that 
my  Sonic  with  my  body  at  the  general]  day  of  Resurrection  shall  arise  again 
with  joy  and  through  the  merits  of  Christ's  death  posses  and  inhcrjl  the 
Kingdom  of  heaven  prpared  for  me  and  his  Elect  and  chosen,  and  my  body 
to  descnt  hnriall.  And  as  for  my  temporal  estate  which  god  hath  given  me 
*  I  give  and  bequeath  unto  my  loving  and  belloved  wife  Joan  Smith 
all  and  singular  my  lands,  medows,  houses,  orchard,  Cattle,  implements,  boath 
within  doors  and  without  to  have  and  to  he  for  her  comfortable  maintenance 
and  snhsistance  for  and  During  her  natural!  life." 

After  her  decease,  his  son  James  was  to  have  certain  lands  paying 
his  sister  Hannah  Naramore  £20  sterling  and  a  similar  bequest  to  his 
son  Nathaniel  with  like  payment  to  his  sister  and  a  similar  bequest 
to  his  grandson  James  Smith  sun  of  deceased  son  Joshuah  Smith 
"all  which  he  shall  have  when  he  conies  to  lie  fourteen  years  of  age  and  not 
until  he  he  of  that  age  and  at  the  same  time  he  shall  pay  unto  them  whom 
the  executrix  of  this  my  will  shall  appoint  of  my  grandchildren  twenty  pound 
sterling." 

Appoints  wife  Joan  Smith  to  he  sole  executrix  "and  1  by  these 
presents  doe  frustrate  all  other  wills."  Signed  June  1!>,  1673.  Wit- 
nesses: Jonas  Humphry,  Nathaniel  Humphry.  Proved  before  John 
Leverett,  Esq1'.  Gov'.  &  Edwd  Tyng,  Esq'  Assist.  June  22,  1676. 

Joan  Smith  presented  "An  inventory  of  the  Estate  and  Chattel 
of  James  Smith,  Senior  of  Weymouth  who  deceased  in  Boston  the 
21st  day  of  May  last  past," 

June  22,  1676,     Jonas    Humphrey,    apprized    the    house    and    ten 

tracts  of  land  at  £271  and  chattels  at  £19:  1!):  (Id,  including  2  cowos  5: 

0:  0;  a  two  year  steere  1  :0   :0;  5  sheep  1  :  5:  0;  an  old  brass  Kettle,  3 

brass  pans,  a  brass  skillet,  a  pestel  &  Mortar,  a  pot  hanger  &  pot  hooks, 

4  pewter  dishes,  a  warming  pan,  an  old  bible,  4  books  of  divinity;  2 

old  rugs  £1,  a  feather  bed  &  bolster  £3,  2  pair  of  sheets  1  :  10:  (),  a 

bedstead  &  cord  0:7:  0. 

Children. 

Joshua         b.  ah.  1637,  d.  Nov.  17.  1669. 

Nathaniel    b.  June  8,  1639. 

Hannah  m.  John  Snell. 


James  d.    Dec  1,  l(i!>2. 

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2nd —  -  Naramore. 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

Joshua  Smith,  son  of  James  and  Joan  Smith  was  born  about  1637 
and  died  November  17,  1669.  He  was  a  sailor  and  lived  at  Weymouth. 
"At  a  meeting  of  Major  Gen.  Jno.  Leverett  with  Edw.  Ting  Esqr  & 
Freegrace  Bendall  Clerk  of  ye  County  Court  in  Boston  24th  4  mo  1670 
Administracon  to  the  estate  of  Joshua  Smith,  late  of  Weymouth,  Mar- 
riner,  Deceased,  is  granted  to  Ruth  Smith  his  Relicq,  she  having 
brought  in  an  Inventory  of  Sd  estate  &  Acknowledged  herself  bound 
before  ye  above  Sd  to  ye  Tresurer  of  ye  County  in  Eight  pound  to  Ad- . 
minister  upon  Sa  estate  according  to  law  as  Attests  Free  Grace  Ben- 
dall, Clerk." 

An  inventory  of  the  estate  of  Joshua  Smith  who  deceased  the  17th  of 
November  1669  prized  by  John  Holbrook  &  William  Chard  the  28th  day  of 
Decemb1'  1669. 

£.  s.  d. 

Imprimis  Wareing  Apparrell 01 :10  :00 

2  small  pewter  platters 03  :00) 

2  pewter  cups 02  :06) 

2  small  perringers  &  saucers 01:06)  00:11:06 

a  little  skillet _..01:06) 

a  small  iron  pot 03:00) 

A  remnant  of  Ks  3  yards 00:01:00 

A  small  parcell  of  yarn  &  wool        00  :02  :06 

Six  bushells  of  Indian  Corn  01 :18  :00 

One  bushel  of  Pease  defective  .01:18:00 

Six  bushell  of  barley  at  4s , .' 01:04:00 

One  musket  and  Bandeleeres       00:18:00 

One  Chest  00:05:00 

Two  calves  &  half  calf  &  half  a  yearling 02:05:00 

Three  sheepe  &  half  a  sheep 01 :08  :00 

Three  small  swine 01 :10  :00 

The  bed  &  bedding  thereto  belonging 04:00:00 

Household  provisions  02  :00  :00 


17  :15  :00 
A  debt  owing  from  one  James  Brown  pr  bill  10  :00  :00 

6:3:2 


33:18:   2 
Debts  owing  to  severall  persons  &  funerall  expenses  as  followeth : 

For  funerall  expenses  &  phisician 02  :00  :00 

Owing  to  severall  persons  upon  bill  &  other  accounts  the  some  of 17  :00  :00 


19  :00  :00 

Mon  clue  from  Leu1  Holebrook  for  work  done 6 .-  3 :  2 

John  Holbrook 
William  Chard 

Ruth  Smith  deposed  before  ye  Major  Gen.  Jno.  Leverett  &  Edw.  Ting, 
Esqrs  y1  this  is  a  True  Inventory  of  w*  she  knows  of  ye  Estate  of  her 
Deceased  husband  &  when  she  knows  more  she  will  discover  it.  24  :4  :1670 
as  Attests  Free  Grace  Bendall,  Clerk". 

He  had  a  son  James,  born  at  Weymouth  June  26,  1659. 

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SMITH. 

James  Smith,  son  and  only  child  of  Joshua  Smith  and  Ruth,  was 
born  June  26,  L659,  (or  Dec.  14,  L668,  Dedham  Hist.  Mag.  Oct.  L,  L895) 
in  Weymouth  and  was  married  Nov.  LO,  L691,  to  Elizabeth  Eolbrook. 
May  30,  171 1,  he  was  one  of  29  petitioners, inhabitants  on  the  westward 

end   of   Swansea    to   be   set    off   as   a    separate    town.      They    failed    and 

failed  again  the  ",,v;l  year  bul  succeeded  Nov.  L8,  1717,  when  Bar- 
rington  was  created.  In  L722  he  was  Assessor  and  on  committee  to 
settle  the  highway.  In  1724  on  com.  to  agree  with  a  school  master  for 
nine  months. 

June  26,  1726  "Voted  thai  .lames  Smith  keep  and  board  Christian 
Phippen  one  year  at  the  rate  of  three  shillings  per  week  or  in  like  pro- 
portion if  she  shall  not  survive."  In  1728  he  was  on  com.  "to  lay  out  a 
burying  place  and  to  agree  with  Ebenezer  Alden  what  to  give  him  for 
the  ground",  and  Feby  6,  1738  on  com.  "to  report  to  Mr.  Heath  where 
he  shall  preach  until  the  town  hath  hnilt  a  meeting  house". 

"In  the  Name  of  God  Amen,  the  15th  day  of  January  Anno  Dom,  one 
thousand  seven  hundred  thirty-nine  or  forty,  I,  .lames  Smith  of  Har- 
rington in  the  County  of  Bristol  in  New  England,  yeoman,  being  weak  of  body, 
but  of  sound  disposing  mind  and  memory,  (blesed  be  God)  calling  to  mind 
ye  mortality  of  my  body,  yt  it  is  appointed  unto  all  men  once  to  die,  do  make 
and  ordaine  this  my  last  will  and  testament,  principally  and  first  of  all  I  give 
and  recomd.  my  soul  to  God  yt  gave  it,  and  my  body  to  be  decently  entered, 
att  ye  discretion  of  my  executor  hereafter  named,  hoping  for  a  glorious  resur- 
rection, thro  ye  power  and  grace  of  my  Redeemer  and  as  touching  such  worldly 
estate  wherewith  it  hath  pleased  (led  to  bless  me,  1  will  and  dispose  of  ye  same 
in  ye  following  manner. 

Imprimis.  My  will  is  yt  my  just  debts  and  funeral  charges  be  paid  by 
my  executor  out  of  what  I  shall  hereafter  give  to  him. 

Item.  I  give  and  bequeath  unto  my  beloved  wife  Elizabeth,  to  her 
heirs  and  assigns,  all  my  indore  movables  (slaves  only  excepted)  and  one  half 
of  my  live  stock  and  fivty  pounds  money  to  be  paid  her  by  my  executor 
within  a  year  after  my  decease  and  my  horse.  I  also  give  her  during  her 
remaining  my  widow,  the  use  and  improvt.  of  all  my  real  estate  housing 
and  lands  and  my  negro  man  and  woman. 

Item.  I  give  and  bequeath  unto  my  eldest  son  Ebenezer  Smith,  five  shill- 
ings to  be  paid  by  my  executor  which  with  what  he  has  had  already  is  his 
full  portion. 

Item.  I  give  and  bequeath  unto  my  beloved  son  Joshua  Smith,  to  him 
his  heirs  and  assigns  forever  that  fivty-five  acres  of  land  and  meadow  at 
Muscatush  where  he  now  dwells  with  the  housing  and  apurtenances  thereto 
belonging,  and  my  negio  man  after  ye  decease  of  my  wife,  he  paying  sixty 
pounds  in  good  passing  bills  of  credit  to  my  beloved  daughter  Leah  Paine,  or 
her  heirs,  and  sixty  pounds  in  sd  passing  bills  of  credit  unto  my  beloved 
daughter  Rachel  Bicknal  or  her  heirs,  and  ten  pounds  to  my  beloved  daughter 
Lidia  Paine  or  her  heirs,  in  case  my  negro  woman  die  before  my  wife. 

Item.  I  give  and  bequeath  unto  my  helovd.  daughter  Lidia  Paine,  to  her, 
her  heirs  and  assigns  forever,  my  negro  woman,  to  be  possed  and  enjoyed 
by  her  after  ye  decease  of  my  wife. 

Item.  I  give  and  bequeath  unto  my  belovd.  son  James  Smith,  to  him 
his  heirs  and  assigns  forever,  all  the  rest  of  my  estate,  real  and  personal,  my 
housing  and  lands  to  be  possessed  and  enjoyed  by  him  att  ye  discease  of  my 
wife  or  upon  her  marriage  and  all  other  my  estate  not   particularly  disposed 

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MY  ANCESTORS. 

of  in  this  my  will,  to  be  free  and  clear,  to  him  his  heirs  and  assigns  att  my 
diseease,  he  paying  his  mother  as  above  and  to  my  beloved  daughter  Abigail 
Paine  or  her  heirs,  ye  sum  of  sixty  pounds  in  good  passing  bills  of  credit  &  to 
my  beloved  daughter  Elizabeth  Tiffany  sixty  pounds  in  like  passing  bills  of 
credit  &  to  my  beloved  daughter  Ruth  Bicknal  ye  like  sum  of  sixty  pounds 
and  to  my  daughter  Lidia  ten  pounds  in  case  my  negro  woman  die  before  my 
wife,  and  I  herby  constitute,  appointe  and  ordaine  my  son  James  Smith  sole 
executor  of  this  my  last  will  and  testament,  and  do  hereby  make  null  and  void 
all  other  wills  by  me  heretofore  made,  ratifying  and  confirming  this  and  this 
only  to  be  my  last  will  and  testament. 

In  witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  sett  my  hand  and  seal  the  day  and 
year  above  written.  James  Smith,    Seal. 

Signed,  sealed,  published,  pronounced  and  declared  by  the  sd  James  Smith 
as  his  last  will  and  testament,  in  presence  of  us  the  subscribers. 

Thomas  Kinnicut, 
Thomas  Jolls, 
David  Turner," 

Approved  January  14,  1744. 

"Dec.  22  nd  1743  Quash  declared  unto  me,  the  subscriber  bis  and 
Moll  their  intentions  to  be  married  to  each  other.  Josiah  Humphrey, 
Town  Clerk."  "Quash  and  Moll,  negro  servants  to  the  widow  Smith 
of  Barrington  were  married  January  9th  1743-4." 

James  Smith  died  in  1743  or  1744. 


Children : 

Ebenezer     b.  Feby.  10,  169a,       d.  May  3,  1777, 

James  b.  1697, 

Abigail        bapt.  July  12,  1702, 


Ruth  bapt.  July  6,  1707,     d.  1786. 

Joshua         bapt.  May  2,  1709, 

Leah  b.  1710,  d.  1790, 


Rachel         b.  1711, 

Lydia  m.  May  15,  1735, 

Elizabeth 


m.  Sarah  Tiffany. 

m.  Jerusha, 

m.  1721,  Nathaniel 
Paine  4,  (Nathaniel 
3,  Stephen  2,  Ste- 
phen  1). 

m.  Bicknell. 

m.  Daniel  Paine  4, 
(Samuel  3,  Stephen 
2,  Stephen  1). 

m.  Sept.  13,  1733, 
Peter  Bicknell. 
Samuel    Paine   4 
(Samuel  3,  Stephen 
2,  Stephen  1). 

m.  1725,  Isaiah  Tif- 
fany 3,  (Thomas  2, 
Humphrey  1.) 


46 


SMITH. 

Ebenezeb  Smith,  son  of  .hunt's  Smith  and  Elizabeth  Holbrook, 
was  born  in  Weymouth  Eeby  LO,  L693.  In  L724  in  Barrington  be  was 
chosen  tythingman  (a  kind  of  Sunday  ('(instable  whose  special  dutj 
it  was  in  the  old  parish  meeting  house  to  quiel  the  restlessness  of  youth 
and  to  disturb  the  slumbers  of  age).  In  1726  lie  was  chosen  hog  reeve 
of  Barrington.     In  L727  he  was  chosen  constable.    On  Dec.  23,  L721  he 

received  from  his  lather  a  d I  to  25  acres  of  land  in  Barrington.     He 

married  Sarah  Tiffany  about  L720  and  removed  to  Woodstock  about 
L730.  He  died  May  .'!,  1777  in  the  87th  year  of  his  age,  as  appears  by 
his  grave  stone  on  Bungee  Hill,  which  would  lix  his  birth  at  some  .late 
between  May  1690  and  May  L691,  which  ninst   I rroneous. 

Children:     Ebenezer,  Hezekiah,  Sarah,  Sue. 

Leah  Smith,  dau.  of  dames  Smith  ami  Elizabeth  Holbrook  was 
born  in  1710  about  the  time  of  her  father's  removal  from  Weymouth 
to  Barrington.  She  married  Daniel  Paine  of  Woodstock,  Dec.  4,  L729 
and  bore  him  seven  children.  She  lies  buried  beside  her  husband  on 
Woodstock  Hill. 


In  memory  of  Mrs. 
Leah,  Consort  of 
Capt  Daniel  Paine, 
who  died  Jany.  ye 
30th  1790  in  ye  80th 
year  of  her  age. 
Blessed  are  the  dead 
who  die  in  the  Lord 


In  memory  of  Capt. 
Daniel  Paine,  who 
died  June  22d  1795 
in  ye  94th  year  of 
his  age. 

Blessed  are  the 
peacemakers. 


Ebenezer  Smith,  son  of  Ebenezer  Smith  and  Sarah  Tiffany,  was 
born  in  Barrington  in  17l!l  or  1722  and  with  his  parents  removed  to 
Woodstock  about  1730.  His  name  appears  as  witness  to  a  bond  given 
by  Ebenezer  Paine  to  Daniel  Paine  in  1741.  He  was  married  May  lit, 
1743,  to  Dorothy  dau.  of  John  Child  and  Abigail  Aspinwall.  In  1700 
he  was  selectman  and  in  17(i4  representative  to  the  General  Assembly 
of  Conn.    He  died  Sept.  !>,  1707. 


Children  : 


A  child  born  and  died  Aug.  20, 

1744. 

Asa 

b.  July  24.  174."), 

d. 

Aug. 

V.), 

1775. 

Ebenezer 

1).  May  IS,  174s, 

d. 

Febj 

'.  11 

,  1825, 

Abida 

b.  June  21.  17.">0. 

John 

b.  Peby.  10,  1753. 

Dorothy 

b.  Apl.  27.  175."), 

d. 

Apl. 

22 

1766. 

Sylvester 

b.  Feby.  16,  1758. 

Elizabeth 

b.  Dec.  7,  1759, 

d. 

Apl. 

25, 

1766. 

Rachel 

b.  Mar.  22,  1761, 

d. 

Apl. 

21. 

1766. 

A  son  born  July  14,  1762,  died. 

Esther 

b.  Oct.  1,  1763, 

d. 

Apl. 

111. 

1766. 

James 

b.  Aug.  22,  1764, 

d. 

Apt. 

16. 

is:  IS. 

Levi 

b.  Dec.  4,  1765. 

in.  Margaret   Boweri. 


m.  Martha  Howard. 


The  family  record  of  the  above  births  and  deaths  is  now  before  me 


47 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

in  a  clear  and  beautiful  handwriting.  The  four  children  who  died  in 
April,  1766  were  victims  of  black  tongue  or  putrid  sore  throat,  now 
called  diphtheria,  if  I  remember  the  tradition  correctly.  The  record 
of  their  deaths  could  hardly  have  been  written  by  other  than  a  parent, 
and  the  father's  name  follows  in  the  same  handwriting: 

"Esther  Died  Saturday  night  40  m  after  11  Clock  ye  19th  of  April 
1766. 

Rachel  Died  on  Monday  about  Sunset  ye  21st  day  of  April  1766. 
Dorothy  died  on  Tuesday  about  8  o'clock  at  nigt  ye  22d  day  of  April 
1766. 

Elizabeth  died  on  Friday  I  after  9  of  the  Clock  in  the  forenoon  the 
25th  day  of  April  1766. 

Eben1'  Smith  Esq1'  Died  on  "Wednesday  the  9th  day  of  September  1767 
in  the  46th  year  of  his  age." 

Ebenezer  Smith  son  of  Ebenezer  Smith  and  Dorothy  Child  was 
born  in  Woodstock,  May  18,  1748.  He  married  June  18,  1772  Margaret 
dau.  of  Capt.  Matthew  Bowen  and  Mary  Dana.  He  was  fond  of 
riding  horseback  and  rode  well.  A  neighbor  who  was  a  representative 
to  the  legislature  at  Hartford  once  remarked  that  he  would  come  home 
(forty  miles)  every  night,  if  he  could  ride  a  horse  as  well  as  Squire 
Smith.  In  1775  he  responded  to  the  Lexington  Alarm  and  served  five 
days  as  a  trooper  under  Capt.  Samuel  McClellan,  who  led  six  military 
companies,  189  men,  from  Woodstock  to  Boston,  forty-five  being  caval- 
rymen with  horses. 

At  town  meeting  June  26,  1789,  Col.  McClellan,  Capt.  Daniel  Lyon 
and  Mr.  Ebenezer  Smith  were  appointed  a  committee  to  confer  with 
the  militia  companies  then  convened  for  recruits  at  a  bounty  of  forty 
shillings  per  month. 

He  was  chosen  Nov.  17,  1788,  to  act  on  a  committee  to  repair  the 
meeting  house  and  was  tax  collector  the  same  year.  He  acted  as  clerk 
at  the  organization  of  the  Theft  Detecting  Society  in  1793  and  is  called 
"Major."  He  was  representative  in  1796  and  was  one  of  the  incor- 
porators of  Woodstock  Academy  in  1801. 

He  was  a  Justice  of  the  Peace  and  the  docket  kept  bjT  him  from 
1799  to  1815  is  now  before  me.  The  book  is  bound  in  calf  and  well  pre- 
served. The  ink  is  black  and  the  writing  easy  to  read.  It  contains 
about  two  hundred  cases  mostly  civil,  but  the  criminal  cases  are  more 
interesting,  for  example: 


"State  of  Connecticut  At  a  Court  held  at  Woodstock  ye 

vs-  i   20th  day  of  Sept-  1802  by  Ebenr  Smith, 

John  Martin  * 

Justice  of  Peace.  John  Martin  being  Before  this  Court  on  Grand  juror's  Com- 
plaint for  Breach  of  Sabbath  by  Raking  and  Carting  Hay  on  ye  15th  clay  of 
August  Last.  After  being  fully  heard,  it  is  the  Judgment  of  this  Court  that 
he  is  gilty  and  that  he  pay  a  fine  of  one  Dollar  &  67  Cents  and  Cost  Taxed 
at  84  cents.     Judgment  Satisfied  in  full. 

Eben1'  Smith,  Justice  of  Peace." 

On  Dec.   16,   1801,  Mephibosheth   Thayer  "Plead  Guilty"  to   feloniously 
stealing  and  carrying  away  from  the  store  of  Ezra  Lyon  about  one  &  half 

48 


SMITH. 

peck  of  Rock  Salt  of  the  value  of  one  dollar,     He  was  fined  one  dollar,  and 

cost    taxed   Ml    .")(!  rents. 

(tn  March  12.  1805,  A.bbot1  Fisher,  Jun.  was  lined  $3.34and  eoststaxed 
at  $2.47  for  playing  ;it  cards. 

On  Sept.  9,  1808,  Charles  Martin  2nd  pleaded  guilty  on  a  Grand  juror's 
complainl  for  theft,  and  was  fined  $3  and  costs  $2.65  "and  be  further  pun- 
ished by  whipping  on  his  naked  Body  five  stripes."  "Execution  issued  Sept. 
9,  1808,  and  his  note  of  hand  taken  for  fine  &  costs  and  publicly  whipped 
live  stripes." 

On  Sept.  S.  1810,  Zephaniah  Tucker  on  a   plea  of  "Guilty"  of  Profane 

Swearing   was   lined    one    dollar   anil    costs   $3.31. 

Among  my  earliest  recollections  is  a  visit  to  the  Smith  homestead 
(long  known  as  Smith's  Tavern,  at  the  junction  id'  (he  Range  Road  and 

the  Connecticut  Path,  about  midway  between  West  and  South  W I- 

stock)  then  occupied  by  Mr.  Dwighl  Smith  and  family  and  his  sister 
Miss  Esther  Smith,  cousins  of  my  father,  and  later  by  Mr.  O'Brien.  I 
particularly  remember  blind  Jinny  or  .lin  (probably  Virginia)  an  aged 
negro  woman,  a  former  servant,  perhaps  a  descendant  of  Quash  and 
Moll,  cared  for  and  cherished  as  a  member  of  the  family  with  no 
though!  of  sending  her  to  the  poor  house  in  her  age  and  helplessness. 

Justice  Smith  was  a  man  of  considerable  importance  in  Wood- 
stock and  died  respected  and  beloved  Peby  11,  1825. 

Children  : 

Charles  b.  May  16,  177:!,  d.  Feby.  22.  1848,  m.  Sarah   Perry. 

Esther  b.  Aug.  10,  1775,  d.  Jany.  8,  1829,  in.  Simon  Wight. 

Peggy  b.  Nov.  9,  177!),  d.  m.  Alvan  Underwood. 

Mary  b.  Oct.  2a,  1781.  d.  in.  Darius  Mathewson 

Betsey  b.  Dec.  4-,  1 7S:^,  d.  Nov.  22.  1826,  in.  John   Paine. 

Nancy  b.  Oct.  15,  1785.  d.  July  2,  1813,  in.  Aldis  Penniman. 

Ebenezer  b.  Dee.  30,  1787,  d.  m.  Ann  Quay. 

Lucy  b.  Jany.  1.  1790,  d.  Apl.  9,  1872,  m.  John  Paine. 

Dollv  b.  Nov.  17,  1791,  d.  May  15,   1877, 

Hannah  b.  Sept.  8,  1793,  d.  July  12,  1878. 
Griffith   Bowen    b.  Jany.  23,  17911.  d.   Dec.  30,  1797. 

Betsey  Smith,  dan.  of  Ebenezer  Smith  and  Margaret  Bowen,  was 
born  in  West  Woodstock  Dec.  4,  ITS.",.  She  was  married  Nov.  13,  1805 
to  John  Paine,  son  of  Daniel  Paine  and  Elizabeth  Williams,  and  bore 
him  eight  children.  She  died  Nov.  22,  1826  a  sacrifice  to  her  love  and 
care  for  Samuel  her  first  born,  during  his  sickness  with  typhoid  fever 
while  a  junior  at  Yale  College.     She  lies  buried  in  East  Woodstock. 


John    Paine  In   memory   of 

died  Betsey  Paine 

July  10,  1846.  wife  of 

Aged  70.  John  Paine,   Esq. 

who  died 

Nov.  22,  1826. 

Aged  43. 


49 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

Thomas  Holbeook  came  from  England  with  Rev.  Joseph  Hull. 

"Waymouth  ye  20th  of  March  1635. 

Bound  for  New  England. 
Thomas  Holbrooke  of  Broadway  aged  34  yeare 
Jane  Holbrooke  his  wife  aged  34  yeare 
John  Holbrooke  his  sonne  aged  11  yeare 
Thomas  Holbrooke  his  son  aged  10  .yeare 
Anne  Holbrooke  his  daught1"  aged  5  yeare 
Elizabeth  his  daught1"  aged  1  yeare." 

He  settled  in  Weymouth  and  was  selectman  in  1641,  '45,  '46,  '51, 
'52  and  '54.  In  1649  he  was  on  committee  to  lay  out  a  highway.  He 
died  about  1675  and  his  wife  Joanna  or  Jane  soon  followed  him.  His 
will  is  dated  Dec.  31,  1668.  After  giving  his  wife  a  life  estate  in  all 
his  property,  he  continues : 

"I  give  and  bequeathe  unto  my  endeared  children  all  my  estate.  *  *  * 
that  shall  remain  at  my  wife  Jane's  decease,  there  being  six  of  them,  three 
sons  and  three  daughters,  to  be  equally  divided  between  them,  always  provided 
that  my  eldest  son  John  Holbrook  shall  have  a  double  portion,  and  the  rest  of 
my  estate  to  be  equally  divided,  viz :  unto  my  son  Tho.  Holbrook.  my  son 
William  Holbrook,  unto  my  daughter  Anne  Rennolds,  unto  my  daughter 
Elizabeth  Hatch  and  unto  my  daughter  Jane  Drake  *  *  *  Item.  I  give 
unto  my  grandchild  John  Holbrook  the  eldest  my  sword.     =*     *     * 

The  mark  of  Thomas   (T.  H.)   Holbrooke." 

A  codicil  dated  Dec.  31,  1673,  gives  grandson  Peter  his  house  on 
account  of  his  special  service  to  "me  and  my  wife  Jane  in  our  old  age 
for  the  space  of  about  eight  years."  Administration  was  granted  to 
his  son  John,  Apl.  24,  1677,  after  the  death  of  Jane. 


John 
Thomas 

b.  1624, 

b.  1625, 
b.  1630, 
b.  1634, 
Capt.  and  Dea. 

d. 
d. 
d. 

Childi 
Nov. 

1697, 
1699. 

•en 
23, 

1699, 

in.  1st  Sarah.  2nd  Eliza- 
beth Stream,  3rd  Mary 
Loring. 

m.  Joanna 

Ann 

Elizabeth 
William, 
Jane 

in.                   ..  Rennolds. 
m.  Walter  Hatch. 

m.                       Drake. 

John  Holbeook,  son  of  Thomas  and  Joanna  Holbrook,  was  born 
in  1624.  "He  was  a  man  of  much  consideration  in  his  day.  His  inde- 
pendence, courage,  enterprise  and  wealth  are  abundantly  proven  by 
records."  He  resided  at  Old  Spain  in  Weymouth.  In  1648  he  first 
served  as  selectman.  In  1651  he  represented  Weymouth  in  the  General 
Court,  also  in  1664  '69  '71  '72  and  '73.  With  two  others  in  1668  he 
bought  a  tract  of  land  nine  miles  long  and  three  fourths  miles  wide.  In 
the  time  of  King  Philip's  war  he  rendered  signal  service.  He  not  only 
defended  Weymouth  but  with  his  company  carried  the  war  into  the 
enemies'  country.  He  was  on  duty  in  Concord  22  June  1676.  As  com- 
mander he  drew  pay  for  twenty  four  men  from  the  public  treasury  in 

50 


HOLBROOK. 

June,  Aug.  ;ui<l  Sept.  L676,  and  t:K>  for  his  own  services.     Be  died 
Nov.  23,  1699.    His  will  is  date, I  July  L2,  L699,  and  is  very  long: 

"Firstly,  committing  my  soul  to  God  in  hope  of  eternal  salvation  through 
the  merits  of  Jesus  Christ  my  Savioui  and  my  body  to  the  earth  to  be  decently 
buried  at  the  discretion  of  my  executors.  I  give  to  my  wife  Mary 

*    *    *    I  give  and  bequeathe  unto  my  sou  John  Eolbrook  all  my  housing  and 
lands  in  the  Township  of  Scituate  during  his  natural  life  and  after 

his  decease,   the   moiety   or   one    half   to   the   only    proper   use    of    his    now    wife 

Abigail     *     *  I  also  give  unto  my  son  John   Holbrook  all   my   wearing 

apparel  and  my  best   feather  bed,  my   besl    rug  and   furnitures  belonging  to 
the  said  bed  and  my  silver  tankard.  Also   I   give  unto  my  grand- 

daughter Elizabeth  the  wife  of  James  Smith  five  pounds  sterling. 
And  it  is  my  will  that  if  my  Indian  servant  Anthony  doth  behave  himself  well 
that  he  have  his  freedom  in  12  years  after  my  decease." 

His  first  wife  Sarah  died  14,  11.  1643;  the  second  Elizabeth  died 
June  25,  1688,  aged  b'4,  ami  the  third,  Mary,  survived  him. 

Children : 

John  m.  Abigail   Pierce. 

Abiezer  d.  unmarried  Kill. 

Samuel  d.  Aug.  1695,  in.  Lydia    

Hannah  m-  Ephraim  Pierce. 

Lois  b.   12,  3.  1658,  m Nash. 

Eunice  b.  "  m.  Benjamin    Ludden. 

Expeiieneel).  May  2:1.  1661,  m.  Edson. 

Ichabod  b.  May  2(1,  1662,       d.  Dec.  14.  1718. 

John  Holbrook,  son  of  Capt.  .John  Holbrook  and  Sarah  or  Eliza- 
beth Stream  was  born  about  164.'?  in  Weymouth.  He  removed  to 
Scituate  after  his  marriage  to  Abigail,  daughter  of  Capt.  Michael 
Pierce  of  Hingham  about  1670. 

Children  : 

Thomas  b.  Jany.  15,  1671,       d.  before  1699. 

Elizabeth  b.  Feby.  2.  1672-3,     in.  James  Smith. 

Abigail  b.  May  11.  1675. 

Experience  b.  Feby.  22,  1(177. 

Hannah  b.  Jany.  11,  167!).       m.  Josiah  Turner. 

Sarah  b.  July  11,  1680. 

Deborah  b.  Aug.  22.  1683,         m.  Joseph   Briggs 

John  b.   Nov.  19,  1686,         in.  Sarah  Chittenden. 

Elizabeth  Holbrook,  dau.  of  John  Holbrook  and  Abigail  Pierce, 
was  born  in  Scituate  Feby  2,  1672-8.  She  was  married  Nov.  10,  1691, 
to  James  Smith  and  bore  him  nine  children.  She  was  living  at  the  (late  of 
her  husband's  will  Jany  15,  1739-40. 

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MY  ANCESTORS. 

Michael  Piekce  resided  in  Hingham  in  1645,  afterwards  in  Scit- 
uate.  In  1647  he  purchased  land  in  Conihasset.  In  1666  he  was  elected 
Lieut,  but  not  confirmed  by  the  Colony  Court  as  "he  is  a  stranger  to 
us."  In  1673  he  was  Ensign  in  a  Company  raised  by  Plymouth  Colony 
to  fight  the  Dutch,  of  which  Company  Miles  Standish  was  Captain,  altho 
in  1669  he  had  been  commissioned  as  Captain  of  the  local  militia  of 
Scituate.  "Captain  Michael  Pierce  has  left  evidence  on  record  in  the 
Town  of  his  usefulness  in  publick  affairs,  but  his  memory  is  to  be  for- 
ever honored  for  the  brave  manner  in  which  he  fell  in  defense  of  his 
country."  (Deane.)  "He  was  in  the  Narragansett  fight  in  December 
1675,  and  escaped  with  his  life  but  to  fall  in  a  more  terrible  conflict 
in  the  March  following." 

' '  The  Narragansetts  early  in  Spring  of  1676,  had  committed  ravages 
in  Rhode  Island  and  had  killed  some  inhabitants  of  Plymouth.  On  this 
alarm  Capt.  Michael  Pierce  of  Scituate  with  50  English  and  20  friendly 
Indians  from  Cape  Cod  was  ordered  to  pursue  the  Indians  towards 
R.  I.  He  proceeded  without  any  rencounter  near  to  Pawtucket — that 
part  called  Attleboro  Gore  when  he  discovered  that  there  were  Indians 
near  him,  but  not  suspecting  that  Canonehett  was  there  with  all  the  col- 
lected force  of  the  Narragansetts,  he  therefore  ventured  to  cross  the 
river  and  commence  the  attack,  but  soon  found  himself  in  the  presence 
of  an  overwhelming  force.  To  fly  was  impossible  and  to  retreat  in 
order  before  such  an  enemy  was  equally  desperate.  His  only  recourse 
was  to  fall  back  to  the  river's  bank  to  avoid  being  surrounded  and  then 
make  the  sacrifice  of  himself  and  his  brave  men  as  costly  as  possible 
to  the  foe.  But  the  Indians  sent  a  party  across  the  river  to  attack  in  the 
rear.  This  surprise  only  induced  the  Capt.  to  change  the  front  of  half 
of  his  company  and  place  them  back  to  back,  and  in  this  position  they 
fought  until  nearly  every  man  fell  and  with  a  bravery  like  that  at 
Thermopylae  and  deserving  of  as  great  success.  Capt.  Pierce  fell 
earlier  than  many  others.  It  was  little  consolation  to  learn  that  this 
brave  band  had  killed  thrice  their  own  number. ' ' 

His  will  is  dated  Jany  15,  1675  and  begins :  ' '  Being  by  the  ap- 
pointment of  God  going  out  to  war  against  the  Indians  I  do  ordain  this 
my  last  will  and  testament,  and  first  I  commit  my  ways  to  the  Eternal 
God."  He  gives  wife  Ann  "the  house  which  I  last  built,"  to  son 
Benj.  my  present  dwelling  house,  to  son  John  all  my  lands  in  Hingham, 
to  son  Ephraim  5£,  to  dau.  Abigail  Holbrook  5£,  to  daus.  Elizabeth 
Deborah,  Ann,  Abiah,  Ruth,  Persis,  50£  each.  His  first  wife,  name 
unknown,  died  at  Hingham,  Dec.  31,  1662.  A  few  years  later  he  mar- 
ried Ann 

Children : 

Benj.  b.  ab.  1657,  m.  Martha  Adams  1678,     d.  1730. 

John  m.  Patience  Dodson  1683. 

Ephraim  in.  Hannah  Holbrook. 

Persis  was  baptized  at  Hingham  Jany.  7,  1645-6. 

Abigail  was  born  about  1650. 

Michael  Pierce  died  March  26,  1676.    The  record  is:  Killed,  26  1  mo.  76. 

Abigail  Pierce,  dau.  of  Capt.  Michael  Pierce  and 

was  born  in  Hingham  about  1650  and  married  John  Holbrook  not  later 
than  1670. 

52 


WILLIAMS. 

William  Williams  came  from  Greal  Yarmouth  Eng.  to  Salem  in 
1(>.'!7  aged  40,  bringing  his  wife  Alice,  aged  38,  and  two  children,  also 
his  sister  Elizabeth  aged  31.  "A  Courte  al  Boston  the  29th  i!'1  Mo. 
(April)  L641,  Mighil]  Bacon:  upon  the  certificate  of  Richard  Beres, 
Hugh  Mason,  Willi:  Williams  and  Thomas  Hastings  thai  lull  satis- 
faction hath  been  given,  was  discharged,  ii  being  declared  to  be  a 
mistake  of  ignorance. "  1  Col.  Rec.  316.  He  was  a  proprietor  in  Water- 
town  in  1  <>42. 

Abraham  Williams,  sou  of  William  and  Alice  Williams,  was  born 
about  1628.  He  was  made  freeman  in  Watertown  in  L652  and  removed 
to  Cambridge  Village  (Newton)  where  he  purchased  of  John  Callon  in 
1654  a  house  and  twelve  acres  of  land,  which  he  sold  Apl.  4,  L659,  his 
wife  Joanna  joining,  to  Roger  Wellington  for  £100.  He  also  bought  a 
house  and  six  acres  in  Newton  from  William  Clemens.  He  married 
about  1659  Joanna,  dau.  of  Dea.  William  Ward  of  Sudbury,  and  after 
the  birth  of  two  children,  he  sold  his  place  to  Gregory  Cooke  and  re- 
moved to  Marlboro  about  1665,  where  he  erected,  near  Belcher's  Pond, 
and  kept  a  public  house  long  known  as  "William's  Tavern."  He  was 
made  freeman  there  in  1666  and  was  chosen  Representative  to  the  Gen- 
eral Court  from  Marlboro  in  1679-81  and  died  there  Dec.  29,  1712. 

He  disposed  of  his  estate  by  <\m\  of  gift  dated  Dec.  18,  1711  : 
"And  because  God  hath  taken  away  my  eldest  sen  and  proper  heir 
and  having  left  with  me  one  only  son  I  reckon  him  my  proper  heir  in  his  father's 
room;  and  accordingly  do  give  and  "rant  to  him  as  Hist  born,  viz:  Abraham 
Williams,  together  with  Ins  uncle  John  Williams  all  the  rest  of  my  estate. 
I  desire  and  pray  my  three  beloved  friends,  my  son-in-law  Thomas 
Reman  my  brother  Samuel  Waul  and  my  cousin  Joseph  Stratton  to  be  over- 
seers and  people  in  trust  to  see  to  the  fulfilling  of  those  gifts  according 
to  the  premises,  for  my  wife,  John  and  Abraham.  And  when  God  shall  take 
either  of  us  away,  to  allow  a  decent  and  Christian  burial,  without  weeds  or 
flourishes,  for  our  fathers  and  mothers  had  none." 

( 'hihlren  : 

Elizabeth  b.  about  1660,  m.  Thomas  Beman,  before  1670. 

William  b.  about  1662,  m.   Elizabeth  Larkin. 

Lydia  h.  Julv  0.    1669,  died  young. 

John  b.  d.  July  3,  171 S. 

William  Williams,  son  of  Abraham  Williams  and  Joanna  Ward, 
was  born  probably  in  Cambridge  about  1602.  He  married  about  1691 
Elizabeth  Larkin,  dan.  of  Thomas  Larkin  and  Hannah  Remington.  He 
lived  with  or  near  his  father  in  Marlboro,  perhaps  assisting  in  the  care 
of  the  "Williams  Tavern."  His  father  says:  "We  traded  together 
with  corn  and  cattle,  and  so  he  had  his  part  of  all  our  income."  He 
died  at  Marlboro  Aug.  30,  1702,  ten  years  before  his  father,  leaving 
an  only  son,  Abraham.  Another  son,  Thomas,  was  born  Sept.  10, 
16!)2,  and  lived  only  nine  days. 

53 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

Abraham  Williams,  son  of  William  Williams  and  Elizabeth  Lar- 
kin,  was  born  in  Marlboro  Apl.  15,  1695.  He  was  in  1755  a  Colonel  in 
command  of  the  third  regiment  of  militia  in  the  counties  of  Middlesex 
and  Worcester.  He  married  Jany  5,  1715,  Prudence,  dau.  of  Col. 
Thomas  Howe  and  Sarah  Hosmer.  She  was  born  Aug.  27,  1689,  bore 
him  two  children,  each  of  whom  lived  but  a  few  weeks,  and  she  died 
Jany  26,  1724.  He  married,  second,  Dec.  22,  1725,  Elizabeth  dau.  of 
Rev.  Robert  Breck  and  Elizabeth  Wainright.  She  was  born  Sept.  23, 
1709,  bore  him  two  children  and  died  Jany  13,  1728-9,  not  yet  twenty 
years  of  age.  He  married,  third,  Nov.  5,  1730,  Elizabeth  Bordman  (or 
Boardman)  of  Cambridge.  Col.  Abraham  Williams  was  a  prominent 
citizen  and  filled  many  important  town  offices,  including  that  of  Justice 
of  the  Peace.  He  died  July  10,  1781,  in  ye  86th  year  of  his  age,  and  lies 
buried  beside  his  first  and  third  wives  and  several  of  his  children  in 
Spring  Hill  cemetery  in  Marlboro. 


Isaac 
Elizabeth 


Children : 


b.  1716, 

b.  June  18,  1723, 


d.  July  18,  1716. 
d.  July  14,  1723. 


Rev.  Abraham  b.  Feby.  25,  1727,  grad.  H.  C.  1744.  m.  Anne  Buck- 
minster  5  (Joseph  4,  Joseph  3,  Joseph  2,  Thomas  1). 
d.  Aug.  12,  1784,  had  10  ch.  Sarah,  the  eldest,  m. 
Rev.  Timothy  Fuller.  Their  eldest  son.  Hon.  Timothy 
Fuller,  was  father  of  Sarah  Margaret,  late  Countess 
Ossoli. 

Larkin  b.  Dec.  29,  1728,         m.  Anna  Warren,  1757. 


William  b.  Aug.  22,  1731, 

Moses  b.  Aug.  5,  1732, 

Elizabeth  b.  Aug.  23,  1733, 

Breck  b.  Aug.  23,  1734, 

Abigail  b.  Jany.  10.  1736, 

George  b.  Dec.  27,  1736, 


Mary 


b.  May  27,  1739, 


William 

b. 

March,  1740, 

Catherine 

b. 

Dec.  17,  1741, 

Ephraim 

b. 

Nov.  12,  1743, 

Paul 

b. 

Oct.  12,  1744. 

Lucy 

b. 

Mar.  22,  1747, 

Boardman  b.  Jany.  12,  1754, 

Note:  These  names  are  from  the  Histoi 
to  some  other  family.  The  second  Willi 
their  mother  and  is  buried  beside  them 


d.  June  26,   1802. 


d.  Sept.  3,  1734. 
d.  July  28,  17*75. 


m.  Betty  McPherson, 
1761. 

m.  Daniel  Paine, 

1759. 


in.  Mary  McPherson, 

1759. 
m.  Cyprian  Howe, 
1766. 
d.  Aug.  1,   1775.  m.  Phoebe  Rice,  1763. 

m.  William  Smith,  1769. 
d.  Nov.,  1756. 

d.  1775,  aged  28  years  and  6  months. 
i.  May   3,    1777.' 

y  of  Marlboro.     I  think  the  first  William  belonged 
am  died  in  the  same  year  as  Abigail  and  Lucy  and 


54 


WILLIAMS. 


Elizabeth  Williams,  dau.  of  Col.  Abraham  Williams  and  Elizabeth 
Boardman,  was  born  at  Marlboro  Aug.  -.'!,  17;i.">.    She  was  married  May 


3,  17.")!),  to  Daniel  Pain 


■)n.i 


>f  Woodstock  and  bore  liim  eight  children. 


Ho  died  Apl.  !»,  1777,  at  the  early  age  of  41  years  and  his  widow  is  said 
to  have  survived  but  a  lew  years.  His  gravestone  stands  in  the  ceme- 
tery in  West  Woodstock  without  a  mate.  The  plague  of  17(i()  brought 
grief  to  these  parents : 

In  Memory  of  Two  Daugh" 

Mr*  Sarah  Mr*  Bety 

died  March  died  Jan''  ye 

y«'  6  1766  29  1766 

in  y  6  year  in  y  4  year 

of  her  age  of  her  age 

These  were  daughters 

of  Mr.  Daniel  Paine,  Jun.  & 

Mrs.  Elizabeth  his  wife 


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My  Children,   1887. 
RALPH.      RUTH. 


55 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

William  Ward  -was  born  about  1600.  He  came  to  America  from 
near  Yorkshire,  Eng.  about  1635  with  bis  second  wife  and  several 
children.  He  shared  in  the  division  of  lands  in  Sudbury,  Mass.  in 
1639 ;  was  made  freeman  in  1643 ;  represented  Sudbury  in  the  General 
Court  in  1644  and  was  selectman  for  several  years.  On  May  14,  1645 
William  Ward  and  two  others  were  appointed  ' '  to  end  small  cawses  for 
ye  towne  of  Sudbury  for  ye  yeere  ensewing,  according  to  order."  Ill 
Col.  Eec.  pg.  12. 

He  with  twelve  others  in  1656  petitioned  for  a  new  plantation, 
which  was  granted,  and  Marlboro  was  incorporated  in  1660.  He  then 
removed  from  Sudbury  and  was  chosen  deacon  of  the  church  when  first 
organized  in  Marlboro,  and  elected  Kepresentative  in  1666.  In  com- 
mon with  others  he  sustained  great  losses  by  Indian  hostilities;  more 
especially  in  the  time  of  King  Phillip's  war  in  1675-6  when  his  build- 
ings were  fired,  his  cattle  destroyed  and  his  youngest  son  Eleazer  killed. 

The  name  of  his  first  wife  is  unknown.  She  was  the  mother  of  the 
first  two  or  three  of  his  children.  His  second  wife  Elizabeth  survived 
him  and  died  at  Marlboro  Dec.  9,  1700,  aged  87  years.  His  Will  is 
dated  Apl.  6,  1686.    He  died  at  Marlboro  Aug.  10,  1687. 


Children : 

John 

b. 

about  1626, 

d.  July  8,  1708, 

m. 

Hannah   Jackson, 

Joanna 

b. 

1628, 

d.  Dec.  8,  1718, 

in. 

Abraham  Williams. 

Obadiah 

b. 

1632, 

d.  Jany.  5,  1718, 

m. 

Mary 

Richard 

b. 

"       1635, 

drowned  Mch.  31, 
1666, 

m. 

Mary  Moore. 

Deborah 

b. 

"       1637, 

d.  Aug.  9,  1697, 

m. 

John  Johnson. 

Hannah 

b. 

1639, 

d.  Nov.  3,  1717, 

m. 

Abraham  How. 

William 

b. 

Jany.  22,  1640, 

d.  Nov.  25,  1797, 

m. 

Hannah   Johnson. 

Samuel 

b. 

Sept.  24,  1641, 

d. 

m. 

Sarah  How. 

Elizabeth 

b. 

Apl.  14,  1643, 

Increase 

b. 

Feby.  22,  1644, 

d.  Aug.  4,  1690, 

m. 

Record 

Hopestill 

b. 

Feby.  24,  1646, 

d.  Dec.  23,  1718, 

m. 

James  Wood. 

Mary 

b. 

about  1647, 

d.  June  10,  170:> 

m. 

Daniel  Stone. 

Eleazer 

b. 

1649, 

killed  Apl.,  1676, 

m. 

Hannah  Rice. 

Bethiah 

b. 

"       1658, 

d.  Dec.  8,  1721, 

m. 

Daniel  Rice. 

Joanna  Ward,  dau.  of  Dea.  William  Ward,  was  born  in  England 
about  1628.  She  came  to  Sudbury  with  her  father  and  there  married 
Abraham  Williams  about  1659.  She  removed  to  Cambridge  and  then 
to  Marlboro  with  her  husband  about  1665  and  died  there  Dec.  8,  1718, 


aged  90. 


56 


LA  R  KIN. 

Edwabd  Labkin  settled  iii  Charlestown  in  L638  and  was  admitted 
to  the  first  church  .fifly  23,  L639,  and  was  made  freeman  May  L3,  Kiln. 
He  was  a  wheel  maker.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Ancient  and  Honor 
able  Artillery  Co.  in  L644.  He  died  in  L651,  leaving  a  will  dated  jf3y" 
If),  1651,  in  which  lie  remembers  Ins  wife,  five  children  and  one  to  be 
born.  His  estate  consisted  of  his  bouse,  a  marsh  hay  lot,  two  acres 
planted  on  the  Mystic  side  and  valued  at  £123.  His  widow  Joanna  mar 
ried  John   Penticost. 

( Ihildren  : 
maw  whxwk 

John  b.  Jfttty.  10.  li;4(i,      il.  TriTT,  small  pox.     m.  Johanna  Hale. 

Elizabeth  l».  .f+fty  5,  1641,  m.  John  Newton,  1666. 

Hannah  b.  .hm\\  Hi.  L643,  in.  John  Newell,  1(j64. 

Thomas  b.  -wU    is.  1644,  m.  Hannah   Remington. 

Sarah  b.  Jm+y.   12,   1  <  147.  in.  John   Wheeler,   1663. 

Joanna  b.  IW5  m.  Moses  Newton.  lOcJil^to"? 

Thomas  Labkin,  son  of  Edward  and  Joanna  Larkin,  was  horn  in 
Charlestown  J?tS.T  18,  1(144.  He  married  Sept.  13,  1666,  Hannah,  dan.  of 
John  and  Elizabeth  Remington,  who  died  Nov.  8,  1673.  He  mar- 
ried second,  Elizabeth  Dowse,  Apl.  IS,  Ki74.  He  died  Dec.  Id, 
1677  of  small  pox.  The  inventory  dated  Dec.  11,  1(177,  shows  a  house, 
also  one  hay  lot  and  common  in  reversion  after  the  lives  of  John  and 
Joanna  Penticost.     Estate  debtor  for  land  house  stands  on  £125. 

Children : 

Hannah  b.  -Inly  15,  liliiT,         in.  William  Johnson. 

Thomas  b.  Nov.  24.  1669. 

Elizabeth  b.  ab.    1671,  m.   William  Williams. 

Sarah  b.  Oct.  28,   1(17:;. 


Thomas        b.  Meh.  Hi,  d.  Mch.  20.  1676. 

Thomas        b.  Sept.  4.  1(177. 

Elizabeth  Labkin,  dan.  of  Thomas  Larkin  and  Hannah  Reming- 
ton, was  born  in  Charlestown  about  1671.  She  married,  about  1691, 
William  Williams  of  Marlboro  and  bore  him  two  sons. 


57 


MY  ANCESTORS. 


My  (Step)   Grandmother, 
LUCY    SMITH    PAINE. 


My   Aunt, 
ELLEN    PAINE    CARPENTER. 


John  Remington  was  of  Newbury  in  1637  and  made  freeman  1639. 
He  removed  to  Andover,  thence  to  Rowley  and  to  Roxbury  where  he 
died  June  8,  1667.  His  wife  Elizabeth  died  Oct.  24,  1658,*  at  Rowley 
where  all  the  children  were  born  except  the  first  two.  He  was  a  Lieut, 
of  militia  in  1647.    He  m.  2nd  Rhoda 


Children : 

John 

Thomas 

Jonathan  b.  12  Feby.  1639-40,  A.  21  Apl.,  1700 

Daniel  b.  Oct.  2,  1641. 

Hannah  b.  June  19,  1643, 

Elizabeth  b.  Apl.  5,  1645, 

Elizabeth  b.  1648, 

Mary  b.  Mar.  31,  1653, 


m.  Abigail 

m.  Mehetabel  Walker. 

in.  Martha  Belcher. 

d.  Nov.  8,  1673,        m.  Thomas  Larkin. 
d.  Mar.  16,  1646. 

m.  John  Stedman,   2d,  Samuel  Gibson, 
d.  Mar.,  1653-4. 


Hannah  Remington,  dau.  of  John  and  Elizabeth  Remington,  was 
born  in  Rowley,  Mass.,  June  19,  1643,  and  married  Sept.  13,  1666, 
Thomas  Larkin  of  Charlestown  and  bore  him  four  children  and  died 
Nov.  8,  1673,  eleven  days  after  the  birth  of  her  last  child. 


IK)  KM). MAX. 

William  Bordman,  or  Hoardman,  was  born  in  England  aboul  L614. 
He  came  1»>  America  in  1638  with  his  mother  Rebecca  and  his  step  father 
Stephen  Daye.  In  L656  he  owned  and  occupied  the  estate  at  the  easter- 
ly cornci-  of  Harvard  Square  and  Dunster  St.,  Cambridge.  At  the 
death  of  Daye  in  L668  he  came  into  possession  of  the  opposite  corner, 
to  which  his  son  Aaron  added  the  adjoining  land  extending  to  Brighton 
St.  These  estates  remained  in  the  family  for  about  a  hundred  and 
fifty  years.  lie  was  a  tailor  and  was  early  appointed  Steward  and 
Cook  of  Harvard  College.  He  resigned  as  Steward  in  1667  but  retained 
the  office  of  Cook  until  his  death  on  Mar.  25,  L685.  In  noticing  his 
death  Judge  Sewall  styles  him  "Major  Bordman."  He  married 
Frances  aboul   1  (>.'!!'. 

Children  : 

Moses  />.  ali.  1H40. 

Rebecca       b.  Nov.  1.  Iti4:-S.  m.  John   Palfrey,    1664. 

Andrew       li.  1ii4ti.  d.  July  15,  1687,        m.  Ruth    Bull. 

Their  dau.  Ruth  m.  Rev.  Benj.  Wadsworth,  Pres.  of 

Harvard  College,  Dec  30,  1696. 
Aaron  b.   1649,  d.  dairy.   15,   i702-3,  m.   Mary 

Frances        l>.    1650,  d.  Sept.   Hi,   1718,       uniu. 

Martha         b.   1653,  d.  Peby.  9,  1692,         m.   Daniel   Epes. 

Mary  l>.   Mar.  II,  Hi:).").!;. 

William       b.   Dec.  <i.  1657,      d.  Mar.  14.  1695-6, 
Elizabeth     b.  Aug.  17,   1660,  d.  Nov.  15,  1714,        m.  John  Cooper,  1686. 


Aaron  Bordman,  son  of  William  and  Frances  Bordman,  was  born 
in  Cambridge  in  1649.  He  was  locksmith  and  was  appointed  to  take 
charge  of  the  College  Clock  and  also  to  serve  as  College  Smith  in  1675 
and  succeeded  his  brother  Andrew  as  College  Cook  and  Stew  aid  in 
1687.  He  made  large  additions  to  the  estate  inherited  from  his  father 
and  died  Jany  l.">,  1702-3.    His  widow  Mary  was  living  in  1717. 

Children  : 

Mary  b.  Apl.  1.  1(174.           d.  dun.-  20,  1674. 

Moses  b.  Peby.  17,  lb'7.")-6,    d.  Jany.  21.  1750-1,    m.  Abigail  Hastings. 

Mary  b.  Mar.  !),  1678-9,      d.  Apl.  1.").  1679, 

Andrew  b.  June  21.  1681. 

Martha  b.  Nov.  9,  1683,                                               m.  Stephen  Willis. 

Aaron  b.  Apl.  18,  1686,         d.  Jany.  24.  1718-!),    in.  Elizabeth  Parker. 

Mary  b.  May  G,  1689,                                                    m.  Ebenezer   Dorr. 

Moses  Bordman,  son  of  Aaron  and  Mary  Bordman,  was  born  in 
Cambridge  Feby  17,  1675J5.  He  was  a  tanner  and  lived  on  the  easterly 
side  of  North  Av.  Cambridge,  near  the  Common.  He  was  a  Captain  in 
the  militia  and  an  active,  energetic  man.  He  was  Assessor  four  times 
and  Selectman  for  eighteen  years  between  1713  and  1736  and  on  various 
important   committees.     He  married   June  25,   17(10,   Abigail,   dau.   of 

59 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

Dea.  Walter  Hastings  and  died  Jany  21,  1750-1.     His  widow  died  the 
following  year. 

Children : 


Moses  b.  June  2,  1703. 

Elizabeth  b.  Aug.  19,  1704, 

Abigail  b.  July  5,  1706, 

Aaron  b.  Sept.  8,  1707, 

William  b.  Apl.  30,  1711, 

Mary  b.  Aug.  10,  1713, 

Martha  b.  July  25,  1715, 

Aaron  bap.  Mar.  9,  1717-8. 

Walter  bap.  Mar.  15,  1718-9 


d.  Aug.  9,   1775,    m.  Abraham  Williams. 

m.  John  Colson,  1731. 
d.  young, 
d.  Aug.   10,   1715. 

m.  Josiah  Stearnes,  1752. 

m.  John  Williams,  1740. 
d.  young. 


Andrew     bap.  Feby.  20, 1720-1,    grad.  H.  C.    a  Rev.     d.  small  pox  1776. 
William  mentioned  in  will  and  division  of  estate. 

Elizabeth  Boedman,  dau.  of  Capt.  Moses  Bordman  and  Abigail 
Hastings,  was  born  in  Cambridge  Aug.  19,  1704.  She  married  Nov.  5, 
1730,  Col.  Abraham  Williams  of  Marlboro  and  bore  him  twelve  children 
and  died  Augt.  ye  9th  1775,  in  ye  71st  year  of  her  age. 


My  Children,   1896. 
OLIVE.      NORMAN. 


60 


HASTINGS. 

Johs  Hastings  was  a  freeman  in  1643  residing  al  Braintree.  Ahoul 
1(if>4  he  removed  to  Cambridge  where  he  boughl  the  residence  of 
Thomas  Brigham  Mar.  5,  L 654,  on  the  corner  of  Brattle  and  Ash  Streets. 
He  was  a  tanner.  His  wife  died  at  Braintree  and  he  married  Ann,  the 
widow  of  John  Meane  of  Cambridge.  His  two  suns  married  her  two 
daughters.  He  died  Dec.  2,  1(>7>7,  leaving  lour  children  by  his  first  wife 
and  his  widow  Ann  who  died  Mar.  25,  1666. 

Children : 

Walter  b.  ab.  1631,  d.  Aug.  5,  1705,  m.  Sarah  Meane,  2d  Eliza- 
beth Bright,  3d  Eliza- 
beth  Clark. 

Samuel         b.  ah.  1634,        d.  Feby.  14.  1704-.").    m.   Mary   Mean.'. 

John  b.  ah.  1637.         d.  ah.  1720,  m.   Hannah      Moore,      '2nd 

Lydia  Champney,  3rd 
Rebecca  Eaton. 

Elizabeth     b.  ah.  1640,  m.  William  Buttrick,  2nd 

Billings. 

Walter  Hastings,  son  of  John  Hastings  was  born  in  England 
about  1631.  He  was  by  trade  a  tanner  and  the  owner  of  much  land. 
He  resided  on  the  Meane  homestead,  corner  of  Holmes  Place  and  North 
Avenue  in  Cambridge  and  filled  the  office  of  Selectman  for  twenty  years 
and  Assessor  for  five  vears.  He  was  deacon  as  earlv  as  1681.  He  mar- 
ried Sarah,  dan.  of  John  Meane  Apl.  10,  1655.  She  died  Any.  27,  1673. 
aged  34  ami  lie  married  Elizabeth,  dan.  of  Dea.  Henry  Bright  of  Water- 
town  July  23,  1674.  She  died  July  2.'!.  1702,  aged  56  and  lie  married 
Elizabeth  Cook,  widow  of  Elder  Jonas  Clark,  Jany  7,  1702-3.  He  died 
Any.  5,  1705  aged  74. 

Children  : 

Sarah  b.  June  3,  1656,  d.  June  1(1.  1663. 

John  1).  Dee.  2,  1660,  d.  before  1705,  grad.  H.  C.  1681. 

Walter  h.   Nov.   29,   1662,  died   vounff. 

Walter  b.  Nov.  26.  1663.  d.  Sept.  19,  1673. 

Sarah  b.  Dec.  9,  1664,  d.  Jany.  16,  1664-5. 

Hannah  b.  Jany.  9.  1665-6.  m.  Samuel  Cooper. 

Elizabeth  b.   Feby.   19,  1666-7.  d.   May  3.  1669. 

Nathaniel  b.  Apl.  12,  1669,  d.  Sept.  If),  1669. 

Jonathan  b.  .Inly  15,  1672.  d.  ah.   1742,  m.   Sarah  Sharp. 

Elizabeth     b.  July  3,  1675,  d.  July  12,  1675. 

Abigail         b.  Feby.  16.  1676-7.  d.  Oct.,  1752,  m.  Moses  Bordman. 

Walter  b.  Apl.  10,  1679,        d.  Sept.  25,  1699. 

Abigail  Hastings,  dan.  of  Dea.  Walter  Hastings  and  Elizabeth 
Bright,  was  born  in  Cambridge  Feby  16,  167(5-7.  She  was  married  July 
25,  1700,  to  Capt.  Moses  Bordman  and  bore  him  eleven  children  and 
died  Oct.  1752  aged  75  years  8  months. 

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MY  ANCESTORS. 

Henry  Beight  was  baptised  at  Bury  St.  Edmunds,  Suffolk  Co. 
Eng.  Dec.  29,  1602.  He  was  son  of  Henry  Bright,  (1560-1609)  who 
was  son  of  Thomas  Bright,  (1534-1587)  who  was  son  of  Walter  Bright 
(1500-1551).  He  came  to  America  about  1630  and  was  the  forty  eighth 
subscriber  to  the  covenant  of  the  Charlestown  Church  in  Aug.  1630,  but 
left  there  the  same  year  with  many  more  and  appears  next  in  Water- 
town  where  he  married  Ann,  dau.  of  Henry  and  Ann  Goldstone  about 
1634.  He  was  a  man  of  good  estate  and  left  his  native  land  for  the 
sake  of  his  principles  rather  than  from  base  respects  of  property.  He 
was  selectman  in  1639  and  many  times  afterwards. 

In  1640  he  was  appointed  by  the  General  Court  to  be  Surveyor  of 
Arms  in  Watertown,  and  was  chosen  a  member  of  the  Court  of  As- 
sistants in  1684.  He  received,  July  20,  1659,  £200  from  the  estate  of 
his  sister  Elizabeth  Dell  of  London.  She  also  gave  £10  to  each  of  his 
seven  children.  He  is  called  Sergeant  in  the  records  until  1664  after 
which  he  is  called  Deacon.  He  died  Oct.  9,  1686,  from  an  accident 
received  Oct.  7,  1686,  while  carrying  home  chairs  which  had  been  used 
at  the  ordination  of  the  Rev.  John  Bailey.  Judge  Sewall  writes  :  "  1  fi«6 
Thorsday  Oct1'.  7  Deacon  Bright  carrying  home  chairs  &c  used  at  Mr. 
Baylys,  is  hurt  by  his  Cart  none  seeing,  so  that  he  dyes  Octr  9  Satter- 
day.  It  seems  he  was  the  only  Officer  left  in  that  church.  Several  of 
his  Ribs  broken. ' ' 

In  his  will  dated  Jany  25,  1680,  and  Codicil  dated  Oct. 
25,  1685,  he  leaves  his  silver  tankard  to  his  eldest  son 
John  and  to  son  Nathaniel  "50  shils.  in  money  to  purchase 
him  a  piece  of  plate. ' '  He  gives  a  silver  spoon  to  dau.  Anna  and  another 
to  dau.  Eliza  and  ten  shils.  in  money  to  each  of  the  others  "to  buy 
silver  spoons."  Twenty  pounds  apiece  in  corn  and  cattle  he  gives  to 
his  five  daus.  Anna  Ruggles,  Eliza  Hastings,  Mary  Coolidge,  Abigail 
Audley  and  Beriah  Fowle.  Among  other  lands  mentioned  are  two 
hundred  acres  "sometime  my  father  Goldstone 's."  It  is  signed  "Hen- 
rie  Bright"  and  was  proved  in  Boston  Nov.  13,  1686. 


Children  : 

Anna 

b. 

ab.  1635. 

d.  young'. 

Abigail 

m.  Elisha  Odlin  or  Audley 

Mary 

m.  Nathaniel  Coolidge. 

John 

b. 

ab.  1639, 

in.  Mary  Barsham. 

Anna 

m.  Samuel  Ruggles. 

Elizabeth 

b. 

1645. 

in.  Walter  Hastings. 

Nathaniel 

b. 

1647, 

in.  Mary  Coolidge. 

Beriah 

b. 

1651, 

in.  Isaac  Fowle. 

Elizabeth  Bright,  dau.  of  Henry  Bright  and  Anne  Goldstone,  was 
born  in  Watertown  about  1645.  She  was  married  July  5,  1674,  to  Dea. 
Walter  Hastings  of  Cambridge  and  bore  him  twelve  children,  and  died 
July  23,  1702. 


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GOLDSTONE. 

Henry  Goldstone  was  the  sixth  child  of  Sir  William  Goldstone, 
Vicar  of  Bedingfield,  Suffolk  Co.  Eng.  who  was  son  of  Roman  Gold- 
stone.  He  was  baptized  at  Wickham  Skeith,  July  17,  L591,  and  came 
to  New  England  from  [pswich  the  last  of  April,  L634on  the  "Elizabeth" 

William  Andrews,  master,  at  that  time  aged  4.">  with  his  wife  Anne 
aged  4:!,  dans.  Anne  IS  and  Mary  lf>,  and  settled  in  Watertown.  He  was 
of  infirm  health  so  as  to  lie  excused  from  training  Nov.  U>.">4  and  died 
duly  25,  1638,  leaving  a  good  estate.  Inventory  £188:0:11,  and  eleven 
parcels  of  land,  :!">,">  acres. 

His  widow  married  .John  George  whom  she  survived,  and  died 
Apl.  2(i,  1670,  aged  7!».  The  dau.  Mary  was  baptized  .Inly  26,  L620,  and 
m.  Joshua  Hewes  of  Roxbury,  Oct.  8,  1<>;!4. 

Ann  Goldstone,  dau.  of  Henry  and  Anne  Goldstone,  was  baptized 
at  Wickham   Skeith  May    lb',   1615.     She  was  married  in    Watertown 


My  Children,   1896. 
MERLIN.      RUTH. 


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MY   ANCESTORS. 

about  1634  to  Dea.  Henry  Bright  and  bore  him  eight  children.     She 
died  before  1680  as  she  is  not  named  in  her  husband's  will. 

Humphrey  Tiffany  came  to  America  about  1660.  The  records  of 
Rehoboth  show — Jany  22,  1663  "Humphrey  Tiffany  permitted  to  be 
a  sojourner  and  to  buy  or  to  hire."  He  lived  in  Swansea  in  1683.  Very 
little  is  recorded  concerning  him. 

Samuel  Sewall  writes  in  his  Diary.  Wednesday  P.  M.  July  15, 
1685, 

"Very  dark  and  great  Thunder  and  Lightning.  One  Humphrey  Tiffany 
and  Frances  Low.  daughter  of  Anthony  Low,  are  slain  with  the  Lightning  and 
Thunder  about  a  mile  or  a  mile  and  a  half  beyond  Billingses  Farm,  the  Horse 
also  slain  that  they  rode  on,  and  another  horse  in  Company  slain  and  his  rider 
who  held  the  garment  on  the  Maid  to  steady  it  at  the  time  of  the  Stroke,  a 
coat  or  cloak,  stounded  but  not  killed.  Were  coming  to  Boston.  Anthony 
Low  being  in  Town  the  Sad  Bill  was  put  up  with  (regards)  of  that  Solemn 
judgment  of  God.    Fast  day  Forenoon  July  15,  1685,  2  persons,  2  horses." 

On  Oct.  27,  1685  at  a  General  Court  at  Plymouth,  Gov.  Thomas 
Hinckley  granted  administration  to  Elizabeth,  the  relict  of  Humphrey 
Tiffany,  deceased. 

Children : 

Ebenezer     b.  1663,'  d.  Feby.   10.   1747,    m.  Elizabeth. 

James  b.  d.  July  1732,  m.  Bethia 

Thomas        b.  ab.  1665,  m.  Hannah  ab.  1689. 

Consider      b.  ab.  1670,        d.  m.  Abigail  Niles. 

Ephraim      b.  ab.  1675,         m.  Leshia,  had :  Samuel  b.  Apl.  7,  1701, 

Consider  b.  Apl.  28,  1703, 
Humphrey  b.  Feby.  7,  1706. 

Hezekiah  the  son  of  Humphrey  Tiffany  and  of  Elizabeth  his  wife  was 
drowned  in  Swanzey  River  on  the  4th  of  December  near  night  Anno  1685. 
Sarah  b.  July  6,  1683. 

Consider  Tiffany,  son  of  Humphrey  and  Elizabeth  Tiffany  was 
born  probably  in  Rehoboth  about  1670.  He  married  Abigail  Niles  Aug. 
27,  1696,  and  lived  in  NeAv  Shoreham,  R.  I.  where  his  children's  births 
are  recorded.  The  History  of  the  Tiffany  family  is  quite  incorrect  in 
respect  to  this  man  and  the  children  named  on  page  140  of  the  History, 
are  probably  the  children  of  his  brother  Ephraim 's  son  Consider  who 
was  born  Apl.  28,  1703,  at  New  Shoreham. 

Children : 
Elizabeth     b.  about  1697. 

Sarah  b.  Mar.  5.  1699,  d.  Feby.  9,  1774,         m.  Ebenezer  Smith. 

Nathan         b.  June  14,  1701. 

Sarah  Tiffany,  dau.  of  Consider  Tiffany  and  Abigail  Niles,  was 
born  at  New  Shoreham,  R.  I.  Mar.  5,  1699.  She  married  Ebenezer 
Smith  of  Barrington,  R.  I.  about  1719  and  with  him  moved  to  W.  Wood- 
stock about  1730.  She  died  Feby.  9,  1774  and  is  buried  beside  her  hus- 
band in  Bungee  Hill  Cemetery.     The  ages  given  on  both  the  grave 

64 


TIFFANY. 

stones  are  several  years  too  Large,  perhaps,  because  too  many  years 
were  allowed  \><  pass  before  the  stones  were  erected. 


In  memory  of 

Mr.    Ebenezer    Smith 

who  died 

May  3d  1777 

in  the  87th  year 

of  his  age. 


In  Memory  of  Mrs. 
Sarah  Smith  wife  of 
Mr.  Ebenezer  Smith 
who  died  FebJ 
9th  1774  in  y 
81st  year  of 
her  age. 


I&l/. 


My    Father's    Brother. 
DR.    ALBERT    PAINE. 


My    Father's    Brother, 
DR.   SAMUEL   C.    PAINE. 


65 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

Benjamin  Child  was  born  in  England,  at  or  near  Bury  St. 
Edmunds  about  1625  and  came  to  America  probably  with  his  uncle 
Ephraim  Child  in  1630.  He  married  about  1650  Mary,  dau.  of  Griffith 
Bowen  and  Margaret  Fleming  and  settled  in  Boxbury.  He  was  one 
of  thirty  persons  who  gave  £104  for  building  the  first  church  erected  in 
Boxbury.  He  was  chosen  constable  for  Muddy  Biver  in  1660.  He  died 
in  Boxbury  Oct.  14,  1678.    Inventory  dated  Oct.  24,  1678,  £506 :19 :00. 


Children : 
Ephraim       b.  1654,  Killed  in  Philip's  War,  Sept.  23,  1675. 


Benjamin  b.  1656, 

Joshua  b.  1658, 

Mary  b.  Aug.  8,  1660, 

An  infant  b.  1662 

Elizabeth  b.  Dec.  2,  1663, 

Margaret  b.  Dec.  21,  1665, 

John  b.  Jany.  8,  1667. 

Mehitable  b.  June  29,  1669. 

John  b.  Aug.  1,  1671, 

Joseph  b.  June  1.  1674, 

Joseph  b.  Dec.  10,  1678, 


d.  Jany.  24.  1724. 
d.  Jany.  18,  1729, 


July  15,  1742. 
young. 


d.  1764 
d.  young. 
d.  youns*. 


m.  Grace  Morris, 
m.  Elizabeth  Morris, 
m.  Jacob    Chamberlain. 


m.  Samuel  Perrin. 
m.  Elizabeth 


Benjamin  Child,  son  of  Benjamin  Child  and  Mary  Bowen  was 
born  in  Boxbury  in  1656.  He  married  March  7,  1683,  Grace,  dau.  of 
Edward  Morris  and  Grace  Bett.  He  remained  upon  the  homestead  and 
bought  the  interest  of  the  other  seven  heirs,  by  deed  dated  May  15,  1699, 
for  £39 :5 :8  to  each,  payable  six  months  after  the  decease  of  their 
mother  with  interest  at  five  per  centum  per  aim.  He  died  Jany  24, 
1724. 


Ephraim 

Benjamin 

Edward 

Grace 

Mary 

Ebenezer 

Mehitable 

William 

Penuel 

Richard 

Thomas 

Margaret 


b.  Dec.  18,  1683, 

b.  July  19,  1685, 

b.  Nov.  1,  1687, 

b.  Oct.  27,  1689, 

b.  Oct.  25,  1691, 

b.  Sept.  7,  1692, 

b.  Jany.  5,  1695. 

b.  Oct.  14,  1697, 

b.  Sept.  3,  1699, 

b.  Oct,  22,  1701, 

b.  Nov.  10,  1703, 

b.  May  26,  1706. 


Child 

ren  : 

d. 

Nov.  22, 

1759. 

m. 

Priscilla    Harris. 

d. 

July  25, 

1771, 

m. 
m. 
in. 
m. 

Patience  Thayer. 
Margaret  Weld. 
Timothv  Walker. 
Peter  Walker. 

d. 

1773, 

m. 

Elizabeth  Bacon. 

d. 

Apl.  15, 

1770, 

m. 

Deborah  Goddard 

d. 

Oct.  24, 

1760, 

m. 

Dorothy    Dwight 

d. 

May  18, 

1759. 

d. 

July  19, 

1762, 

m. 

Anna  Morris. 

Joshua  Child,  son  of  Benjamin  Child  and  Mary  Bowen,  was  born 
in  Boxbury  in  1658  and  baptized  by  the  "Apostle"  Eliot  June  20, 
1658.  He  married  May  9,  1685,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Edward  Morris 
and  Grace  Bett  and  resided  near  the  homestead  in  Brookline.  He  held 
many  toAvn  offices.    He  was  surveyor  in  1691  and  5,  1701  and  2,  Con- 


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(INLI). 

stable  in  L697  and  L707  and  fence  viewer  in   L699.     He  died  Jany  L8, 
17'_'H.  having  Keen  for  some  time  totally  blind. 

Children  : 

Joshua  b.  June  20,  L687,  m.  Deborah   Weld. 

Isaac  b.   Dec  20,  1688,  in.  Sarah   Newell, 

2nd,  Elizabeth  Weld. 

Elizabeth  b.  July  20,  1691,  m.  John  May. 

Mehitable  b.  Oct.  27,  1693, 

Joseph  b.  Jany.  7,  KJflli.  m.  Abigail  Bridges, 

Abigail  b.  Meh.  1~>.  1698,  m.  James   Draper. 

Ann  b.  Apl.  8,  1700.  m.  Joshua  Murdock. 

Dorothy  b.  May  5,  1701,  m.  Ebenezer  Draper. 

Prudence  b.  July  22,  1703. 

Samuel  I).   New  7.  1705,  d.  young. 

Samuel  b.   Feb.  4.  1707. 

Caleb  b.  Sept.  lii.  1 7( *').  m.  Rebecca  Dana. 

John  Child,  son  of  Benjamin  Child  and  Mary  Bowen,  was  born 

in  Roxbury  Aug.  1,  1671.    He  married  1696  Elizabeth  

and  removed  to  Woodstock  in  l(i!)!i  where  he  died  in  17<>4. 

Children  : 

John  b.  aboul  1697,  m.  Abigail  Aspinwall. 

Nathaniel  b.  Sept.  3,  1(>!)9,  m.   Dorothy  Johnson. 

Samuel  b.  Sept.  25,  1700,        d.  young. 

Samuel  b.  Jany.   27.    1702,  in.  Keziah  Hutchins. 

Jacob  b.  Apl.  IS,  1703,  in.  Dorcas  Ainsworth. 

Josiah  1).  Oct.  11,  1705,         d.  young. 

Elizabeth  b.  Sept.  Id.  1708,  m.  John  Chamberlain 

Hannah  b.   Nov.  12,  1709, 

Abigail  b.  May  17.  1711,         d.  June  19,  1790. 

Martha     )    ,      ,  1M    ,_,.,  d.    (June  20,  1712. 

,,  ;    b.  June  10,  1/12.         ,    ;T         ,»    ,-,,. 

Mary        )  d.    (June  10,  1  1 12. 

John  Child,  son  of  John  Child  and  Elizabeth  was  born  in  Rox- 
bury 1697  and  removed  with  his  parents  to  Woodstock  the  next  year. 
He  married  Dec.  7,  1721  Abigail  dan.  of  Nathaniel  Aspinwall  and 
Abigail   Bowen. 

Children  : 

Dorothy       b.  Oct.  6,  1722.       d.   .Meh.  4,  1804,   m.  Ebenezer  Smith. 

2nd,  Dea.  Thomas  Davis. 
April  •"),  1805,m.  Jedidiah  Morse, 
m.  Priscilla  Morse, 

2nd,  Abigail  Johnson, 
in.   Nathan  Ainsworth. 
in.  Sybil  Bugbee. 
m.  Abigail  Bowen. 


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Sarah 

b. 

May  12,  1724, 

Abijah 

b. 

Sept.  17.  172li. 

Abigail 

b. 

Jany.  1.  1728, 

John 

b. 

Aug.  8,  1733, 

Shubael 

b. 

An-.  13,  1735, 

Benaiah 

1). 

Apl.  17.  1740. 

Hannah 

b. 

Oct.  3.  1742. 

MY  ANCESTORS. 

Dorothy  Child,  dau.  of  Jolin  Child  and  Abigail  Aspinwall  was 
born  in  West  Woodstock,  Oct.  6,  1722.  She  was  married  May  19,  1743, 
to  Ebenezer  Smith,  and  bore  him  thirteen  children. 

Among  her  descendants  now  living  who  bear  her  name  are  Dor- 
othy Paine,  Dorothy  Daniels,  Dorothy  Wright  and  Dorothy  Norton. 

After  his  death  in  1767  she  married  Sept.  26,  1773,  Dea.  Thomas 
Davis  of  Oxford.  She  is  buried  at  West  Woodstock  beside  her  first 
husband.     Their  tombstones  are  thus  inscribed: 


In  memory  of  Mrs. 
Dorothy  Davis  late 
relict  of  Deac.  Thomas 
Davis  of  Oxford  and 
former  relict  of  Ebene- 
zer Smith  Esq.  who  died 
March  4th  1804  in 
ye  82d  year  of  her  age. 


Sept'  y  9th  1767 
Departed  this  life 
Ebenezer  Smith 
Esqr  in  ye  46th 
year  of  his  Age 
Death  is  a  Debt 
To  Nature  due 
which  I  have  paid 
&  so  must  you. 


The  tragic  story  of  one  sad  week  is  told  on  four  little  gravestones 


standing  near 


Here  lies  Esther 
Daughr  of  Ebenezer 
Smith  Junr  Esqr  & 
Mrs.  Dorothy  his 
wife.    She  died 
April  19,  1766 
Age  3  years. 


Here  lies  Rachel 
Daughr  of  Ebe 
nezer  Smith  Junr 
Esqr  &  Mrs.  Dorothy 
his  wife.    She  died 
Apr  y  21,  1766 
Age  6  years. 


Here  lies  Doro 
thy  Smith  Daughr 
of  Ebenezr  Smith 
Ju"r  Esqr  &  Mrs.  Doro 
thy  his  wife.    She 
died  April  ye  22d 
1766  in  y  11th  year 
of  her  age. 


Here  lies  Eliza 
beth  Daughr  of 
Ebenezer  Smith 
Junr  Esqr  &  Mrs. 
Dorothy  his  wife. 
She  died  Apr.  ye 
25th  1766.     Age 
7  years. 


Sarah  Child,  dau.  of  John  Child  and  Abigail  Aspinwall  was  born 
in  Woodstock  May  12,  1721.  She  married  Feby.  19,  1747,  Jedidiah 
Morse,  bore  him  ten  children  and  died  April  5,  1805.  Writing  of  her 
in  1810  her  husband  says : 

"Who  has  more  reason  to  be  thankful  than  I  have  for  His  giving  me  so 
good  and  agreeable  a  companion  in  early  life  and  during  that  long 

period  of  more  than  58  years  there  were  no  contentions  or  differences  between 
us  *  *  *  no  acts  of  unkindness  to  reproach  ourselves  with  on  either  side 
*  *  *.  Surely  we  have  more  reason  to  give  glory  to  God  and  be  thankful 
for  what  was  virtuous,  excellent  and  lovely  in  my  departed  friend  and  consort, 
and  the  pleasure,  comfort  and  satisfaction  we  so  long  enjoj^ed  with  each 
other." 

They  rest  on  Woodstock  Hill. 


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child. 


Jedidiah  Morse,   Esq. 
Died 
Dec  28  1819 
Ae94 
He  sustained  various  offices 
in  the  Church,  Town  and  State, 
the  duties  of  which  he  fulfilled 
with  fidelity  and  acceptance. 
He  was  distinguished  for  his 
piety,  his  amiable  disposition, 
his  hospitality,  his  sympathy 
for  the  afflicted,  his  benevolence 
to  the  poor  &  his  love  of  peace. 
During1  a  long-  and  unblemished 
life  he  was  honored  and  beloved 
and  here  rests  in  hope  of  a 
triumphant  resurrection. 


William  Child,  son  of  Benjamin  Child  and  Grace  Morris  was 
born  in  Roxbury  Oct.  14,  1(i!i7.  He  married  in  1723  Deborah  dan.  of 
Joseph  Goddard  and  Deborah  Treadway.  He  early  removed  to  Wood- 
stock and  there  held  the  office  of  leather  sealer.  He  died  Apl.  15,  1770, 
and  lies  buried  in  East  Woodstock-. 


In  memory  of 
Mrs.  Sarah  Morse 

consort  of 
Jedidiah  Morse,  Esq. 
who  died  April  5th,  1805 

Aged  near  81  years 
Her  mind  was  tranquil 
and  serene 
No  terrors  in  her  looks 
were  seen 
Her  Savior's  smile 

dispel  'd  the  gloom 
And  smoothed  her  passage 
to  the  tomb. 


Zerviah 

li. 

1725, 

William 

h. 

June,  1727. 

Lucy 

b. 

Sept,  30.  1729 

Jonathan 

b. 

Dee.  17,  1731, 

Children  : 

(I.  Sept.  18.  17-15  in  her  21st  year. 

,1.  Peby.  21,  1733-4. 

d.  Dee.  17,  1790,         in.  Thomas  May. 

d.  Apl.  5,  1S14.  in.  Dinah  Bacon. 

A  William  Child  married  Mary  Shafter  May  28,  L765. 
Win.  Child  &  wife  were  recommended  by  the  2nd  Ch.  of  Roxbury 
and  were  received  Oct.  2,  17.'!7. 

Lucy  Child,  dan.  of  William  Child  and  Deborah  Goddard  was 
born  in  Woodstock  Sept.  30,  1729,  and  baptized  Oct.  12,  172!».  She  mar- 
ried Thomas  May  Apl.  26,  175.'!,  and  died  Dec.  17,  1790.  She  bore  him 
eight  children.  She  lies  buried  beside  her  husband  in  East  Wood- 
stock. 


In  Memory  of 

Mr  Thomas  May 

who  died  August  7th  1803 

Aetatis  80 
His  mind  was  tranquil  &  serene 
No  terrors  in  his  looks  were  seen 
His  Savior's  smile  dispelled  the  gloom 
And  smooth*1  the  passage  to  the  tomb. 


In  memory  of 

Mrs.  Lucy  May 
Consort  of  Mr  Thomas  May 
who  departed  this  life 
Decr  17th  1790  in  the  62" 

year  of  her  age 
The  sweet  remembrance  of 

the  Just 
Shall  flourish  when  they 

sleep  in  dust. 


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MY  ANCESTORS. 

Elizabeth  Child,  dau.  of  Joshua  Child  and  Elizabeth  Morris  was 
born  in  Brookline  July  20,  1691.  She  married  Dee.  18,  1711,  John  May, 
the  fourth,  of  Eoxbury  and  with  him  came  to  Woodstock.  She  bore 
him  twelve  children.  His  gravestone  stands  alone  in  the  cemetery  in 
East  Woodstock. 


My  Father's  Brother, 
GEORGE    A.    PAINE. 


My  Father's  Brother, 
WILLIAM    PAINE. 


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BOWEN. 

Griffith  Bowen,  sou  of  Francis  Bowen  and  Ellen  Franklin,  was 
born  about  L590,  probably  at  Slade  or  Burryhead  in  the  County  of 
Glamorgan,  Wales.  He  was  a  man  of  sonic  importance,  descended 
through  the  Bowen 's  of  Slade  from  Beli  Mawr  King  of  Britian  in  the 
year:).")  B.  C.  In  the  Uth  year  of  Charles  1  (1638)  he  sold  his  estates 
in  Wales.  He  is  described  in  the  deeds  as  of  Oxwich  in  the  County 
of  Glamorgan,  Gentleman.  In  1640  he  gave  a  bond  in  which  he  is  de- 
scribed as  "late  of  Langenith,"  otherwise  Llangenydd.  With  his  wife 
Margaret;  daughter  of  Henry  Fleming  of  Llanrhidian,  and  six  children 
he  left  Wales  and  arrived  in  Boston  in  1638.  His  first  appearance  is  in 
the  records  of  the  first  Church  in  Boston:  "Taken  in  for  members  of 
ye  congregation  the  6th  of  ye  same  12th  month  (1638)  Griffyn  Bowen 
&  his  wife  Margarett."  He  received  a  great  Lott  at  Muddy  River 
March  25,  1639.  Was  made  freeman  May  22,  L639.  Was  one  of  the 
jury  Oct.  3,  1639.  In  L649  he  sailed  for  Great  Britian  with  his  wife  and 
several  of  his  children.  His  later  years  were  clouded  with  monetary 
difficulties,  imprisonment  and  litigation  with  his  eldest  son  and  others. 
The  time  and  place  of  his  death  are  not  certainly  known.  No  adminis- 
tration of  his  estate  has  been  found  in  Great  Britian,  but  letters  were 
granted  to  his  son  Henry  in  Boston  Apl.  17,  lbTti.  His  estate  in  Suf- 
folk Co.  was  appraised  at  £535  by  William  Davis  and  Edward  Morris. 
Among  the  credits  of  the  estate  were  one  yeares  rent  paid  by  Benjamin 
Childe  and  one  yeares  rent  paid  by  Joshua  Childe.  His  estate  was 
divided  and  settled  Feby  21.  1683. 

Children : 

Margaret  in.  John  Weld. 

Francis  no  descendants. 

William  a  mariner,  captured  by  the  Turks. 

Mary  m.  Benjamin  Child  of  Roxbury. 

Henry  b.  in  Wales  about  l(v!4.  in.   Elizabeth  Johnson. 

Elizabeth  in.    Isaac  Addington. 

Esther  bapt.  L638. 

Abigail  bapt.  1641. 

Peniel  bapt.  1644. 

Beriah  bapt.  1H47. 

Mary  Bowen,  dau.  of  Griffith  Bowen  and  Margaret  Fleming-,  was 
born  in  Wales  about  1632.  She  was  married  about  1652  to  Benjamin 
Child  of  Roxbury  and  died  Oct.  31,  1707.  She  received  a  share  of  her 
father's  estate  as  set  off  to  her  Feby  21,  1(iS:!-4  by  the  committee  of 
which  John  Bowles  was  one.  The  Roxbury  records  for  1707  show: 
"The  widow  Mary  Child  dyed  the  last  day  of  October  at  night." 

Henry  Bowen,  son  of  Griffith  Bowen  and  Margaret  Fleming,  was 
born  in  Wales  about  1633-4.  He  lived  in  Boston  and  Roxbury.  He 
married  Dec.  20,  1658,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Capt.  Isaac  and  Elizabeth 
(Porter)  Johnson  of  Roxbury.  Capt.  Isaac  Johnson,  William  Lyon 
and  Henry  Bowen  May  12,  1662,  agreed  with  the  Selectmen  of  Roxbury 
that  for  £3,10s  and  for  12  days  of  highway  work  to  repair  the  highway 
to  Dedhani  for  3  years.    Henry  Bowen  was  chosen  a  Selectman  in  1671-2, 

71 


MY  ANCESTORS. 


1679  and  1691-2.  He  was  ensign  in  Capt.  Johnsons  4th  Company,  the 
Mass.  Regiment  as  organized  for  the  Avar  against  the  Narragansett 
Indians  and  mustered  into  service  at  Pettesquamscott  and  took  part  in 
the  attack  on  the  Great  Swamp  Fort  Dec.  19,  1675. 

He  was  one  of  the  first  settlers  of  New  Roxbury  alias  Wapaquasset. 
in  Aug.  1686,  and  drew  for  his  home  lot  No.  5  containing  15  acres  on 
Plaine  Hill.  Judge  Samuel  Sewall  wrote  in  his  diary : ' '  March  18, 1689 : 
I  gave  New  Roxbury  the  name  of  Woodstock  because  of  its  nearness  to 
Oxford. ' '    He  returned  to  Roxbury  after  one  year  and  again  to  Wood- 


stock about  1707  where  he  died  March  13, 
age."     He  lies  buried  on  Woodstock  Hill. 


'in  ye  90th  year  of  his 


Children : 

Henry  b.  Oct,  13,  1659. 

Elizabeth  b.  Jany.  26,  1660-1, 

John  b.  Sept.  1,  1662, 

An  infant  d.  1664. 

Margaret  bapt.  Mav  28,  1665,  d.  Sept.,  1665. 

Maria  b.  Sept.  12,  1666. 

Margaret  b.  Jany.  26,   1667, 

Abigail  bapt.  Aug.  21,  1670, 

Penuel  b.  Mch.  8,  1671-2. 

Hester  b.  March  8,  1675. 

Isaac 


m.  Edward  Morris, 
m.  Hannah  Brewer. 


m.  Joseph  Bacon. 

m.  Nathaniel  Aspinwall. 


b.  April  20,  1676,       d.  Jany.  1,  1726.  m.  Hannah  Winchester. 


Abigail  Bowex,  dau.  of  Lieut.  Henry  Bowen  and  Elizabeth  John- 
son, was  born  in  Roxbury  and  bapt.  Aug.  21,  1670.  She  was  married 
Nov.  11,  1698,  by  Rev.  Nehemiah  Walter  to  Nathaniel  Aspinwall  of 
Woodstock,  and  died  Apl.  16,  1736,  having  borne  him  five  children. 

Isaac  Bowen,  son  of  Lieut.  Henry  Bowen  and  Elizabeth  John- 
son, was  born  in  Roxbury  Apl.  20,  1676.  He  married  about  1698  Han 
nah,  daughter  of  Josiah  and  Mary  Winchester.  He  moved  to  Framing- 
ham  July  11,  1698,  and  was  one  of  the  18  original  members  of  the  first 
church  in  Farmingham.  He  returned  to  Roxbury  in  1702.  He  was 
elected  Fence  viewer  March  6,  1703-4  and  Surveyor  of  Highways  March 
3,  1706-7,  and  again  elected  to  those  offices  March  4,  1716-17  and  March 
5,  1721-2.  Hannah  Bowen  died  Nov.  22,  1717.  Isaac  Bowen  married, 
second,  Apl.  15,  1720,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Lieut.  Benjamin  and  Anne 
Tucker  of  Roxbury.  He  sold  several  pieces  of  land  June  18,  1724,  and 
moved  to  Stoughton  where  he  died  Jany.  1,  1726-7.  His  estate  was 
prized  at  £760. 


Children  of  Isaac  and  Hannah  Bowen : 


Henry 

b.  March  30,  1700,   d. 

Jany.  1,  1758,         m.  Margaret  Davis. 

Hannah 

b.  Oct.  25,  1702, 

m.  John  Chamberliu. 

Mary 

b.  Dec.  13,  1704, 

m.  Capt.  Thomas  Clark. 

Isaac 

b.  July  29,  1707,       d. 

Jany.  22,  1717-8. 

Sarah 

b.  Sept.  22,  1709,     d. 

Aug.  20,  1716. 

Josiah 

b.  Nov.  1,  1711. 

Penuel 

b.  March  29,  1715. 

Sarah 

b.  Apl.  23,  1717. 

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[{OWEN. 

Children  of  [saac  and  Elizabeth   Bowen: 

Benjamin     b.  March  6,  1721.       d.   Dec  1,  1721. 

Elizabeth     b.  Sept.  19,  1722,  m.  Barker. 

lli'.Miv  Bowen,  son  of  Isaac  Bowen  ami  Hannah  Winchester,  was 
horn  in  Framingham,  March  .'!(),  L700,  ami  was  married  in  Woodstock 
May  H),  1721,  hy  Rev.  Josiah  Dwighl  in  Margaret,  dau.  of  Matthew 
Davis  ami  Margarel  Corbin.  He  was  a  fanner  ami  a  weaver  ami  very 
prominenl  in  town  ami  church  affairs.  He  was  chosen  Bog  Reeve  in 
1724-5  and  reelected  the  next  year.  He  was  chosen  Constable  in  L730-1, 
Tything-man  in  17.">2-.'!,  Surveyor  in  L735-6,  Town  Clerk  and  Selectman 
Oct.  4,  1743,  and  reelected  to  both  offices  yearly  until  177)1)  and  a  year 
later  had  the  office  also  of  Town  Treasurer.  He  served  as  Clerk  of  the 
Church.  He  acted  as  one  of  the  Church  Society's  Committee  with  John 
May  and  he  served  on  School  Committee.  He  was  Justice  of  the  Peace 
in  and  for  the  County  of  Windham  in  177)0  and  '7)2  to  '55. 

With  Thomas  Chandler  he  was  appointed  to  go  on  with  the  Con- 
necticut movement.  It  was  successful  and  Woodstock  withdrew  from 
the  Province  of  Massachusetts  Bay  and  attached  herself  to  the  Colony 
of  Conn.  He  was  a  Representative  to  the  Conn.  Legislature  in  174!),  '50, 
'51,  '54.  He  died  Jany.  1,  175S,  and  is  buried  on  Woodstock  Hill.  His 
personal  estate  was  prized  by  Capt.  Daniel  Paine  ami  John  Chamberlin 
at  £136.  He  devised  95  acres  of  land.  His  widow  Margaret  died  Apl. 
14.  L762. 


CI 

tildren : 

Silas 

h.  Apl.  7,  1722. 

Matthew 

b.  Oct.  22,  1724, 

d.  Feby.  16.  1806, 

in. 

Mary  Dana. 

Hannah 

h.  Aug-.  9, 

J.  Aug.  21,  1726. 

Isaac 

1).  Oct.  4,  1728, 

in. 

.Mary   llayncs. 

Margaret 

b.  Apl.  12,  1736, 

d.  Peby.  13,  1741. 

Hannah 

b.  Jany.  27, 

d.  Aug.  27.  1730. 

John 

b.  May  17,  1742. 

in. 

Dinah  Sawyer. 

Matthew  Bowen,  son  of  Henry  Bowen  and  Margaret  Davis,  was 
born  in  Woodstock  Oct.  22,  1724.  He  was  married  Oct.  4,  175(1  by  his 
father  as  J.  P.  to  Mary  Dana  of  Pomfret  dau.  of  Isaac  Dana  and  Sarah 
Winchester.  They  were  admitted  to  the  church  in  Woodstock  Nov.  19, 
1752.  He  was  chosen  Surveyor  in  1754,  Collector  in  1758,  Tything  man 
in  175!),  Lister  in  1761,  Grand  Juror  and  Leather  sealer  in  1763,  Con- 
stable in  1766,  Auditor  in  1771. 

At  a  town  meeting  March  17,  177S,  Capt.  Matthew  Bowen,  Capt. 
Amos  Paine,  Mr.  Lemuel  Child,  Mr.  Asa  Bishop,  Mr.  Thomas  May  and 
Mr.  Better  Child  were  appointed  to  procure  clothing  for  the  officers  and 
soldiers  in  the  Continental  Army.  He  was  Captain  of  militia  in  Col. 
Chapman's  regiment  and  was  mustered  into  service  Aug.  4  and  dis- 
charged Sept.  12,  1778.  Under  command  of  Brig.  Den.  John  Tyler  he 
was  engaged  in  the  attempt  to  dislodge  the  British  from  Newport  and 

73 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

was  present  at  the  battle  of  Rhode  Island  Aug.  29,  1778.  Under  date 
of  Oct.  21,  1779,  Thomas  May  and  13  others  receipt  to  Matthew  Bowen 
for  full  pay  for  service  done  in  the  expedition  against  Rhode  Island. 
On  Nov.  9,  1779,  Daniel  Davis,  Lieut,  gives  him  a  like  receipt  on  behalf 
of  the  Killingly  soldiers. 

Col.  Samuel  McClellan  on  June  19,  1780,  under  order  from  Gen. 
Douglas  appoints  Capt.  Matthew  Bowen  and  Capt.  Amos  Paine  recruit- 
ing officers  for  the  Continental  Army.  Capt.  Matthew  Bowen,  Mr. 
Thomas  May  and  Lieut.  Richard  Peabody  were  made  on  Nov.  13,  1780, 
collectors  of  a  tax  of  six  pence  on  the  pound  payable  in  Beef,  Pork  and 
Flour,  and  receivers  to  receive  the  Salt  necessary,  to  procure  casks  to 
contain  said  provisions  &c.  He  was  school  committee  man  in  1761  and 
1782  and  on  the  church  committee  in  1759,  '63  and  '65.  Dea.  ( Jedidiah) 
Morse,  Dea.  Skinner  and  Capt.  (Matthew)  Bowen  were  appointed  July 
12,  1779,  a  committee  to  prepare  and  send  by  Letters  Missive  for  the 
ordination  of  Mr.  (Eliphalet)  Lyman  as  pastor  of  the  church  in  Wood- 
stock. He  was  Moderator  of  the  Society  in  1780  and  1782.  He  was  a 
farmer,  saddler  and  store-keeper  and  had  a  passion  for  buying  and 
selling  land.    One  of  his  account  books  shows  this  interesting  item : 


x& 


•'Jedidiah  Mors,  Esqr.  Dr. 
September  5th  1788.     To  a  bridle  Sent  with  Youre 
Sons  hors  to  Niewhaven  0.  5.  6." 

By  a  fall  from  his  horse  at  the  age  of  seventy-five  he  broke  his 
thigh.  He  died  Feby.  16,  1806,  aged  nearly  82,  and  is  buried  on  Wood- 
stock Hill.  His  estate  was  inventoried  at  $8,944.45,  including  the 
amounts  advanced  to  his  children.  Margaret  Smith  is  charged  with 
$522.84. 

Children : 

Margaret  b.  Nov.  14,  1751,        m.  Ebenezer  Smith. 

Mary  b.  Oct.  22,  1753,  m.  by  Rev.  E.  Lyman  to  David  Williams. 

Danforth  bapt.  Oct.  5,  1755. 

Griffith  b.  June  15,  1757,         d.  Feby.  18,  1759.  scalded. 

Griffith  bapt.  Jany.  27,  1760,  d.  1776  in  army. 

William  b.  Dec.  28,  1763,  grandfather  of  the  late  Henry  C.  Bowen. 

Matthew  b.  Feby.  10,  1769,      d.  1787.  in  his  senior  year  at  Yale. 

Hannah  b.  Apl.  21,  1770,         m.  John  Williams. 

Margaret  Bowen,  daughter  of  Matthew  Bowen  and  Mary  Dana, 
was  born  in  Woodstock  Nov.  14,  1751.  She  was  married  July  18,  1772, 
by  Rev.  A.  Leonard  to  Ebenezer  Smith,  son  of  Ebenezer  Smith  and 
Dorothy  Child  of  West  Woodstock,  and  died  Dec.  16,  1831.  She  lies 
buried  in  the  old  cemetery  in  West  Woodstock,  having  borne  eleven 
children.     A  heavy  silver  table  spoon  in  possession  of  Dr.  Albert  G. 

M  B 
Paine  is  marked  to  a  gift  originally  from  Mary  Bowen  to 

EMS 
Ebenezer  and  Margaret  Smith. 

74 


BOWEN. 


This  monument  is 

erected  by  the  friends  of 

Ebenezer  Smith  Esq. 

in  testimony  of  their  affectionate 

regard  for  the  virtues  of  his  useful 

public  and  amiable  domestic  life. 

He  died  peacefully  in  the  hope 

of  a  blessed  immortality 

through  that  Divine  Saviour 

of  whom  he  for  many  years 

professed  to  be  a  follower; 

Feb  11  1825 

Aet  77 


This  monument 

is  also  erected  by  friends  of 

Mrs.  Margaret  Smith 

wife  of  Ebenezer  Smith,  Esq. 

in  affectionate  regard 

to  her  virtues  and 

many  parental  offices; 

who  died  in  entire  trust  in 

the  merits  of  her  Redeemer 

Dec  16  1831 

A  E  80 


BIRTHPLACE  OF   MY   FOUR   CHILDREN, 
4224   LANGLEY   AVE.,   CHICAGO.    ILLINOIS,    1910. 


75 


MY  ANCESTORS. 


Peter  Aspinwall  came  from  Toxteth  Park  near  Liverpool  about 
1620,  and  settled  in  Dorchester  where  he  joined  the  church.  He  re- 
moved to  Brookline  where  he  purchased  14,  9  mo  1650  with  Kobert 
Sharp  the  large  grant  of  Wm.  Colbron,  where  he  erected  a  homestead 
for  himself  and  five  succeeding  generations.  He  was  .chosen  surveyor 
in  1651  and  Constable  in  1667.  He  was  appointed  on  a  committee  with 
John  White  Senr.  Apl.  24,  1676  for  the  "  preventing^  of  excessive  drink- 
inge  &  disorder  in  private  houses"  and  March  25,  1677-8  "to  oversee 
&  regulate  the  ff ences  about  the  comon  ffield  at  Muddy  Elver. ' ' 

His  first  wife — Merril  died  childless  and  he  married  Alice  Sharp 
' '  one  of  our  brother  Mr.  William  Tyng  's  maid  servants ' '  as  the  record 
of  Cotton's  Church  has  notice  of  her  admission  9  Oct.  1642.  The  same 
record  speaks  of  her  30  Mar.  1645  as  "now  the  wife  of  one  Peter  Aspin- 
wall  of  Dorchester. ' '  She  died  childless  and  he  married  Feby.  12,  1662, 
Remember,  dau.  of  Peter  and  Edith  Palfrey  of  Reading. 

He  died  in  1687,  leaving  a  will  dated  Nov.  29,  1687.  His  inventory 
is  dated  9  Dec.  1687. 

Children : 


Samuel 

b. 

Nov.  4,  1662, 

drowned  t~ 

ept.  6. 

,  1727,  m.  Sarah  Stevens. 

Peter 

b. 

June  14.  1664, 

m 

.  Elizabeth,  widow  of 
John  Leavens. 

Nathaniel 

b. 

June  5.  1666, 

d. 

May  9, 

1713, 

m.  Abigail  Bowen. 

Thomas 

b. 

June  21,  1668. 

Killed  at  Quebec 

Oct 

.,  1690. 

Mehitable 

b. 

Sept.  19,  1669, 

d. 

Dec.  19, 

1669. 

Elizabeth 

b. 

Nov.  24,  1671, 

m.  Samuel  Baker. 

Eleazer 

), 

Nov.  9,  1673, 

(m.  Mary 

Joseph 

(m.  Hannah  Dean. 

Mary 

b. 

Aug'.  4,  1677. 

m.  ..               Stephens, 
2d  Daniel  Draper. 

Timothy 

b. 

Apl.  19,  1682. 

Nathaniel  Aspinwall,  son  of  Peter  Aspinwall  and  Remember  Pal- 
frey, was  born  in  Brookline  June  5,  1666.  He  and  his  next  younger 
brother  Thomas,  under  their  neighbor  Capt.  Andrew  Gardner,  sailed 
Aug.  9,  1690,  in  that  disastrous  expedition  of  Sir  William  Phipps,  with 
upward  of  30  vessels  and  2,000  Mass.  men,  against  Quebec.  The  attack 
began  Oct.  8  and  continued  the  two  following  days  when  the  colonial 
troops  retreated  with  great  loss,  including  Thomas  Aspinwall  and  his 
Captain.  The  remnant  of  the  army  and  fleet  reached  Boston  Nov.  19, 
1690. 

Soon  after,  he  removed,  as  did  his  brother  Peter,  to  Woodstock 
where  he  married  Nov.  11, 1698  Abigail  dau.  of  Lieut.  Henry  Bowen  and 
Elizaheth  Johnson.  He  was  several  times  chosen  Selectman  between 
1704  and  1709.  He  was  "a  very  careful,  sober,  good  Christian,  an 
Israelite  indeed."  He  died  May  9,  1713,  leaving  a  will  dated  Feby.  15, 
1712,  which  was  probated  in  Boston  June  4,  1713. 


Children : 

Mehitable 

b. 

Sept.  7,  1699, 

m.  Henry  Ellithorp 

Abigail 

b. 

Oct.  5,  1701, 

m.  John  Child. 

Elizabeth 

b. 

Mar.  12,  1703, 

m.  James  Hosmer. 

Peter 

b. 

Feby.  18,  1706-7. 

Nathaniel    b.  Sept.  7,  1709. 


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ASPINWALL. 


DR.    ROBERT   C.    PAiNE 
Son    of   my    brother   John. 


DR.    JOHN    C.    PAINE, 
Son  of  my  brother  Albert. 


Abigail  Aspinwai.l  dan.  of  Nathaniel  Aspinwall  and  Abigail  Bowen, 
was  born  in  Woodstock  Oct.  5,  1701.  She  was  married  Dec."?,  1721,  by 
John  Chandler,  Esq.,  to  John  Child,  of  Woodstock,  and  bore  him  eight 
children. 


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MY  ANCESTORS. 

Peter  Palfrey  came  to  Salem  in  1626.  He  was  made  freeman  Oct. 
19,  1630,  and  chosen  Deputy  to  Gen.  Ct.  1635.  The  town  records  of 
Salem  show  a  grant  of  200  acres  to  Peter  Palfrey  "25th  of  the  11th 
month  1635."  He  was  chosen  with  another  May  9,  1632  to  confer  with 
the  Governor  and  Court  about  "raising  of  a  publique  stocke  at  Salem." 
He  was  a  trader  in  beaver  skins.  "At  a  generall  court  or  towne  meeting 
at  Salem  held  the  Second  of  the  third  month  called  May  A°  1636,"  he 
was  one  of  six  named  to  view  the  land  beyond  fforest  River  desired  by 
Mr.  Humphries  "least  it  should  hinder  the  building  of  a  Colledge." 

The  20th  of  the  4th  month  1637  he  was  present  at  "A  towne  meeting 
of  the  12  men  appoynted  for  the  business  thereof. ' '  He  continued  to  act 
as  selectman  until  1646.  He  was  also  appraiser,  tax  rater,  surveyor, 
Gran  Juryman,  ffor  the  pety  jury  and  fence  viewer.  His  record  at 
Salem  closes  with  3,  10,  1649;  "Graunted  to  Peter  Palfrey  ffyve  acres 
of  medow  in  Wenham  medow."  He  removed  to  Reading  and  was 
selectman  in  1652,  3  and  7.  His  wives  were  Edith,  Elizabeth,  widow  of 
John  Fairfield  of  Wenham,  and  Alice,  named  in  his  will.  She  died 
March  21,  1677  "far  stricken  in  years."  He  died  in  Reading  Sept.  15, 
1663  "well  stricken  in  years." 

Children : 

Jonathan     bapt.  Dec.  25,  1636. 

Remember  bapt.  Sept.  16,  1638,  m.  Peter  Aspinwall. 

Mary  bapt.  Dec.  15,  1639, 

Jehoidan      m.  Benj.  Smith  Mar.  27,  1661,  and  d.  1662. 

Remember  Palfrey  dau.  of  Peter  and  Edith  Palfrey  was  born  in 
Salem  and  baptized  Sept.  16, 1638.  She  went  with  her  father  to  Reading 
and  Feby.  12,  1661  was  married  at  Boston  by  Gov.  John  Endicott  to 
Peter  Aspinwall  of  Muddy  River,  and  bore  him  ten  children.  She  died 
April  4, 1701 . 


John  Johnson  and  his  wife  Margery  came  from  England  with 
Wintbrop  in  July,  1630.  He  was  admitted  to  the  Church  in  Roxbury 
Oct.  9,  1630  and  was  chosen  constable  Sept.  19,  1630.  He  kept  tavern 
and  many  public  meetings  were  held  at  his  house.  He  was  admitted 
freeman  May  18,  1631  and  elected  representative  to  the  first  General 
Court  in  1634  and  twenty  times  thereafter.  He  assisted  in  obtaining  the 
charter  of  the  Ancient  and  Honorable  Artillery  Company  Avhich  was 
granted  March  17,  1638. 

His  house  was  destroyed  by  fire  in  March,  1645  and  much  public 
property  lost. 


JOHNSON. 

"John  Johnson,  the  Surveyor  General  of  the  Ammunition,  a  very  indus- 
trious and  faithful  man  in  his  place,  having  buill  a  Eair  house  in  the  midst 
of  the  town  with  divers  barns  and  other  outhouses,  it  fell  on  fire  in  the  day- 
time mii  man  knowing  by  what  occasion,  and  there  being  in  it  seventeen 
barrels  of  the  country's  powder  and  many  arms,  all  was  suddenly  burnl  and 
blown  up  to  the  value  of   I  or  £500.     This  loss  of  our  powder  was  the  more 

observable  in  t\v spects ;  1st,  Because  the  courl  had  not  taken  thai  care  they 

ought  to  pay  for  it,  having  been  owing  for  divers  years.  2nd,  In  thai  at  the 
court  before,  they  had  refused  to  help  our  countrymen  in  Virginia  who  had 
written  to  ns  For  some  for  their  defence  againsl  the  Indians,  and  also  to  help 
our  brethren  of  I'M  mouth  in  their  want."     (  Winthrop.  I 

He  was  a  man  of  estate  and  distinction  and  was  called  an  "un- 
daunted spirit."  His  wife  Margery  died  June  !>,  1655,  and  he  married 
second  Grace,  widow  of  Barnabas  Fawer.  Ee  died  Sept.  30,  L659.  His 
will  dated  July  30,  L659  gives  his  dwelling  house  and  lands  to  his  wife 
during  her  life,  and  after  "unto  my  five  children,  to  be  equally  divided, 
my  eldest  sonne  having  a  double  portion,  according  to  ye  word  of  God." 
Estate  £660. 

( Ihildren  : 

Isaac,  John,  Humphrey,  and   Mary,  wife  of  Roger  Mo  wry. 

Isaac  Johnson,  eldest  son  of  ('apt.  John  and  Margery  Johnson  was 
horn  in  England  and  came  to  New  England  with  his  parents  in  July 
1630.  He  was  made  freeman  Mar.  4,  1635  and  married  Jany.  20,  1636-7 
Elizabeth  Porter.  Both  were  members  of  John  Eliot's  church.  He  was 
elected  Captain  of  the  Rocksberry  military  company  June  13,  1653, 
having  previously  been  ensign.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Artillery  Co. 
in  1645  and  was  chosen  its  captain  in  llihT.  He  was  representative  to 
the  General  Court  in  1671.    He  was  killed  Dee.  19,  1675. 

"After  a  night  spent  in  the  open  air  without  covering  and  a  toilsome 
march  through  deep  snow,  the  combined  troops  of  Mass.  Plymouth  and  Conn. 
arrived  before  the  great  fort  of  the  Narragansetts  near  Pocasset  1\.  I.  At 
about  one  o'clock  the  little  army  moved  to  the  attacks,  the  advance  led  by 
Capt.  Johnson,  who  was  killed  at   the  first   tire." 

His  widow  died  Aug.  13,  1683.  His  will  dated  March  S,  1673,  was 
proved  Feby.  It),  1676.    Inventory  £579:12:6. 

Children  : 

Elizabeth  b.  Dec.  24,  1637,  d.  Apl.  '->(>.  1701,         m.  Henry  Bowen. 

John  b.   Nov.  0.  1639,  d.   1661. 

Alary  b.  Apl.  in.  1642,  m.  Wm.  Bartholomew. 

Isaac  b.  Jany.  7.  BI44.  m.  Mary  Harris. 

Joseph  b.    Nov.  I).  Kit.").  Died  soon. 

Nathaniel  h.   May  1.  Hit?.  m.  .Mary  Smith. 

Elizabeth  Johnson  dan.  of  Isaac  Johnson  and  Elizabeth  Porter 
was  baptized  in  Roxbury  Dec.  25,  1637.     She  married  Dec.  20,   1658 

Lieut.  Henry  Bowen,  son  of  Griffith  Bowen  and  Margarel  Fleming  and 
was  the  mother  of  eleven  children. 

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MY  ANCESTORS. 

John  Winchester  at  the  age  of  19  came  from in  the 

good  ship  Elizabeth  and  settled  at  Hingham  in  1635.  He  was  a  member 
of  the  Ancient  and  Honorable  Artillery  Company  in  1638.  In  a  militia 
quarrel  in  Hingham  in  1645  he  with  many  others  was  fined.  "In  ans. 
to  ye  petition  of  Jno.  Winchester  *     of  Hingham  for  ye  abate- 

ment of  their  fines  of  14s  apiece,  being  poore  &  not  able  to  pay  it,  itt  is 
ordered  that  they  shall  be  remitted  their  fines  so  as  the}^  make  ac- 
knowledgement of  their  offenses  upon  some  lecture  day  at  Boston.  By 
both  howses. " 

He  married  Oct.  15,  1638  Hannah  dau.  of  Dea.  Richard  Sealis  of 
Scituate.  He  removed  after  1650  to  Muchly  River  and  died  Apl.  25, 
1694. 


Children : 

Mary 
John 
Josiah 
Jonathan 

bapt.  1610. 

b.  1643. 

b.  Mch.  27,  1655. 

(1.  1679.    Small  pox. 

John  Winchester  son  of  John  Winchester  and  Hannah  Sealis  was 
born  at  Muddy  River  in  1643.  He  was  Constable,  Surveyor,  Tything- 
man,  Fence  Viewer,  Assessor,  Selectman  and  Commissioner  to  make 
a  valuation  of  the  estate  of  the  Town.  He  was  first  Representative  from 
Muddy  River  to  the  General  Court  in  1709  and  reelected  in  1710  receiv- 
ing nine  pounds  for  64  days  service  in  1709  abating  the  12d  over  at  3d 
per  day,  and  eight  pound's  in  1710.  He  was  a  mason  and  a  farmer. 
He  married  Joanna  dau.  of  Henry  Stevens  and  Mary  Buckminster  of 
Brookline.    He  ' '  deceased  this  life  February  ye  1,  1717,18. ' ' 

Children :    John,  Henry,  Stephen,  b.  Feby.,  1686,  d.  1718.    Benjamin, 
Joanna,  Mary,  Ebenezer,  Mehitabel. 

Josiah  Winchester  son  of  John  Winchester  and  Hannah  Sealis 
was  born  March  27,  1655.  He  was  a  farmer.  He  was  Constable  in 
1690.  "At  a  General  Meting  of  the  Inhabitants  of  Muddy  River  on 
Monday,  March  15th,  1697-8,  it  was  then  voted  that  Josiah  Winchester 
should  be  Clerk  of  the  Hamlet  of  Muddy  River  for  the  year  ensuing. ' ' 
In  June,  1709  he  was  chosen  Grand  jury  man.  ' '  He  saies  not  legally  so 
not  serve  but  fined  40s.,  pr.  Justices."  In  1715  he  was  Selectman,  As- 
sessor, Town  Treasurer.  He  was  Representative  to  the  General  Court 
from  Muddy  River  in  1711,  '13  and  '17.  He  died  Feby.  22,  1727-8.  His 
estate  was  appraised  to  be  worth  £1477-16-10.  His  widow  Mary  Win- 
chester died  July  27,  1730,  aged  80.  In  her  will  she  gave  "Sarah  Boing, 
my  great  platter  and  warming  pan"  and  to  Mary  Clark  my  pastry  pan. 

Children :     Josiah,  Amariah,  Elkannah,  Hannah,  Mary. 

Hannah  Winchester  daughter  of  Josiah  Winchester  and  Mary 
was  born  Jany.  11,  1679-80.  She  married  Isaac  Bowen  son  of  Lieut. 
Henry  Bowen  and  Elizabeth  Johnson.  She  received  from  her  father's 
estate  the  sum  of  £164,4,1.    She  died  at  Roxbury  Nov.  22,  1717. 

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WINCHESTER. 

John  Winchester,  sou  of  John  Winchester  and  Joanna  Stevens 
was  bom  at  Muddy  River  in  L675.  He  was  arrested  in  L705  for  no! 
turning  oul  <>l'  the  way  with  a  load  of  wood  when  meeting  Gov.  Joseph 
Dudley  in  a  "chariott."  The  Governor's  son  threatened  him  and  made 
passes  at  him  with  a  rapier,  lie  told  the  Governor  lie  was  "as  good 
flesh  and  blood"  as  he,  and  he  would  nut  gel  out  of  the  way  and  then 
took  the  Governor's  sword  from  him  and  broke  it.  He  was  released  on 
hail  given  by  his  father  and  uncle  Josiah  in  the  sum  of  6300  and  after- 
wards discharged. 

lie  was  captain  of  a  company  of  militia  and  in  September,  172J 
was  ordered  againsl  a  party  of  fifty  Indians  on  the  frontier  aear 
Albany.  He  was  Fence  Viewer,  Surveyor,  Constable,  Assessor,  Grand 
Juryman  and  Selectman.  He  married,  first,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Lieut. 
John  White  and  Elizabeth  Bowles.  Their  six  children  were  named: 
Elizabeth,  Sarah,  John,  Joanna,  Isaac  and  Nathan.  He  married,  second, 
Nov.  12,  1728,  Sarah  Phipps,  and,  third,  widow  Alice  Shedd,  who  was 
born  Dec.  19,  1681,  had  five  husbands  and  died  March  14,  17S4.  ("apt. 
John  Winchester  died  Sept.  21,  1751,  aged  76  and  was  buried  in  Rox- 
bury. 

Sarah  Winchester,  daughter  of  Capt.  John  Winchester  and  Sarah 
White,  was  born  at  Brookline  about  1704.  She  was  married  Apl.  23, 
1723,  at  Brookline  to  Isaac  Dana,  son  of  Benjamin  and  Mary  Dana,  and 
removed  to  Pomfret,  Conn.    She  died  after  Aug.  27,  1771. 


Richard  Sealis,  appears  in  Scituate  in  1(>.">4.  He  was  one  of  the  first 
deacons  in  the  Rev.  Mr.  Lathrop's  Church.  In  163(5  he  had  a  house 
which  he  afterwards  gave  to  Eglin  Hanford,  his  wife's  dau.  by  a 
former  husband.  He  was  chosen  deputy  to  the  court  at  Plymouth  in 
1641.  He  was  one  of  four  trustees  named  in  Edward  Foster's  will, 
dated  1644.  Before  1646  Mr.  Timothy  Hatherly  had  purchased  from 
the  other  three  Merchant  Adventurers  of  London  the  Conihassett  Grant. 
In  that  year  he  divided  it  into  thirty  shares  (reserving  one-fourth)  and 
sold  it  for  £180  to  a  company  called  the  Conihassett  partners,  of  whom 
was  Richard  Sealis.  His  house  in  1646  was  north  of  Satuit  Brook.  The 
name  of  his  first  wife,  the  mother  of  his  children,  is  unknown.  His  sec- 
ond wife  was  Eglin,  sister  of  Mr.  Timothy  Hatherly.  She  had  been 
the  wife  of  Edward  Foster's  father  and  previously  of  a  Mr.  Hanford 
in  England.  Dea.  Sealis  appears  to  have  been  an  estimable  man.  He 
died  early  in  1656.  In  his  will  dated  17,7  mo.  (Sept.)  165:!,  he  styles 
himself  "planter"  and  names  his  wife  Eglin  ami  daus.  Hannah  and 
Hester,  wives  of  John  Winchester  and  Samuel  Jackson.  Inventory 
dated  March  26,  1656.     £67:1  :4. 

Hannah  Sealis  dau.  of  Dea.  Richard  Sealis  was  born  in  England. 
She  married  Oct.  15,  1638  John  Winchester  of  Hingham  and  bore  him 
four  children. 

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MY  ANCESTORS. 


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DAVIS. 

William  Davis  was  born  in  1(117.  He  settled  in  Roxbury  L642. 
13,4,59  Win.  Davis  chosen  Moderator  of  towne  meeting.  26,11,62  Capt. 
Thomas  Savage,  Capt.  Win.  Davis  and  Edward  Ransford  are  appointed 
to  meet  ;i1  John  White's  house  at  Muddy  River  on  16th  Feby.  next  who 
have  power  to  treat  and  conclude  according  to  law  with  such  persons 
whom  the  town  of  Cambridge  shall  thereto  semi  ahoiit  the  common 
highway  betwixt  Boston  and  Cambridge.  By  his  first  wife  Elizabeth 
he  had  three  children.  John,  Samuel  and  Joseph.  He  married  second, 
Alice  Thorpe,  Oct.  21,  1658.  They  had  four  children,  William,  Eliza- 
beth, Matthew  and  Jonathan.  She  died  Feby.  _4,  1667.  He  married 
third  Jane  -  —.    They  had  nine  children  :  Mary,  .lane,  Rachel,  Ben 

jamin,  Ichabod,  Ebenezer,   William,  Sarah  and   Isaac.     He  died    Dec. 
9,  1683.    His  estate  was  appraised  at  t42<). 

Matthew  Davis,  son  of  William  Davis  and  Alice  Thorpe,  was  horn 
in  Roxbury  and  baptized  dune  24,  1(5(14.  He  was  one  of  the  first  settlers 
of  Woodstock.  In  1690  he  was  chosen  Surveyor  and  afterwards  Con- 
stable and  Selectman.  He  married  Feby.  27,  1690-1  Margaret  daughter 
of  Clement  and  Dorcas  (Buckminster)  Corbin.  He  removed  to  Pom- 
fret  and  died  there  Peby.  4,  172!). 

Children:     A  son  unnamed,  Joanna,  Margaret,  Matthew,  Elizabeth, 
Elizabeth,  Catherine  and  Abigail. 

Margaret  Davis,  daughter  of  Matthew  Davis  and  Margaret  Corbin, 
was  born  in  Woodstock,  Feby.  7,  1699.  She  married  Henry  Bowen,  son 
of  Isaac  Bowen  and  Hannah  Winchester,  May  10,  1721.  She  died  A  pi. 
14,  1762.    Her  estate  was  inventoried  at  £41.10.8. 


In  memory  of 
Henry  Bowen  Esqr 
who  departed  this 
life  January  ye  1 
1758  in  the  58 
year  of  his  age 
Memento  Mori 


In  memory  of 
Mrs.  Margaret 
widow  to  Hen 
ry  Bowen  Esqr 
who  died  April 
ye  14th  1762  in  y* 
64th  year  of  her 

Age 
Blessed  are  y  Dead 
y'  die  in  y  Lord. 


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MY  ANCESTORS. 

Clement  Corbijst  was  a  resident  of  that  part  of  Boston  once  known 
as  Muddy  River,  but  now  called  Brookline.  In  a  list  of  64  citizens  of 
Brookline  in  1679  are  the  names  of  John  Winchester,  Junr.,  Peter  As- 
pinwall,  Isaac  Heath,  Sen1'.,  Jno  Winchester,  Sen1'.,  Clement  Corbin  and 
John  White,  Senr.  In  1687  he  was  owner  of  19  acres  of  land  in  Muddy 
River  and  in  1688  was  owner  of  20  acres  in  Woodstock.  He  married 
March  7,  1655,  Dorcas  dau.  of  Thomas  and  Joanna  Buckmaster  of 
Muddy  River!  He  worshipped  at  Roxbury  where  four  of  his  children 
were  baptized.  He  was  one  of  the  first  settlers  of  Woodstock  and  died 
there  Aug.  1,  1696,  aged  70  and  his  widow  died  Jany.  21,  1721-2  age  92. 
Both  are  buried  on  Woodstock  Hill.  In  his  will  he  gave  £40  to  each  of 
his  daughters,  Mary  Gardner  and  Margaret  Davis. 

Children : 

Thomas,  Mary,  John,  James,  Hannah,  Jabez,  bapt.  23,  Feb.  1668, 
m.  Mary  Morse  1692;  Dorcas,  bapt.  13  Nov.  1670;  Joanna,  bapt.  9  Feby. 
1672,  and  Margaret,  bapt.  21  Mar.  1673. 

Margaret  Corbin  dau.  of  Clement  Corbin  and  Dorcas  Buckminster 
was  born  in  Brookline  and  baptised  Mar.  21,  1673.  She  was  married  to 
Matthew  Davis  Feby.  27,  1690-1  and  died  later  than  June  28,  1729. 


JOHN,      ROBERT,      JOSEPH,      LYMAN, 
FLORENCE,    AGNES,  HARRIET,    MAY, 

HAMILTON,  MARY,    ALBERTA, 

PRUDENCE, 
Thompson,   Conn.,   Aug.,   1912. 


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My  Children,   1891. 
RUTH.  OLIVE. 

Thomas  Buckminster  or  Buckmaster  came  to  Boston  in  1640.  He 
was  probably  the  grandson  of  that  Thomas  Buckminster  who  published 
an  almanac  in  London  in  1599.  He  was  early  in  Scituate,  but  removed 
to  Boston  where  on  the  church  record  of  his  admission  4  Oct.,  1645 
"upon  letter  of  dismissal  from  the  church  of  Scituate"  (his  wife  Joan 
being  received  the  same  day)  he  is  called  "laborer."  He  lived  at 
Brookline.  He  was  made  freeman  in  1646  and  died  Sept.  28,  1656.  In 
his  will  dated  Sept.  2  and  probated  Nov.  2.">,  1656  he  mentions  his  wife 
Joanna;  his  son  Zeehariah;  dan.  Elizabeth,  wife  of  Thomas  Spowell: 
dan.  Mary,  wife  of  Henry  Stevens;  dau.  Dorcas,  wife  of  Clement  Cor- 
bin;  sons  Thomas,  Joseph  and  Jabez;  dau.  Spowell's  2  children;  dau. 
Stevens'  2  children;  dau.  Corbin's  children;  Zeehariah 's  Ch.  and  last 
dau.  Sarah.  A  son  Lawrence  had  died  previously.  Zeehariah  m.  Sarah 
Webb,  and  Sarah  m.  John  Lawrence.  His  widow  Joanna  m.  Sept.  1, 
1661,  Edward  Garfield  of  Watertown. 

Dorcas  Buckminster  dau.  of  Thomas  and  Joanna  Buckminster  was 
born  in  Eng.  about  1630  and  was  married  March  7,  1655  to  Clement 
Corbin.  She  survived  her  husband  for  more  than  twenty-five  years  and 
died  in  Woodstock  Jany.  21,  1721-2  aged  92,  having  borne  nine  children. 

Mary  Buckminster  dau.  of  Thomas  and  Joanna  Buckminster  was 
born  about  1628  and  was  married  about  1650  to  Henry  Stevens  of 
Brookline  as  his  second  wife  and  bore  him  five  children. 


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MY  ANCESTORS. 

Eichakd  Dana  was  born  in  France  according  to  family  traditions 
and  removed  in  1629  to  England  with  his  father  Richard  when  nine 
years  old  to  avoid  religious  persecution.  He  came  in  the  "Paul"  in 
1635  and  settled  in  Cambridge  in  1640  and  bought  land  in  1652  and 
1655.  In  1670  he  sold  his  house  and  67  acres  of  land,  in  Brighton. 
He  was  Constable  in  1661  and  then  Fence  Viewer,  Tything  Man  and 
Grand  Juror.  He  was  chosen  March  9,  1673-4  "to  look  after  swine, 
that  they  be  yoked  and  ringed."  He  was  married  about  1648  to  Anne 
Bullard  of  Cambridge.  She  died  July  15,  1711.  He  died  Apl.  2,  1690 
of  injuries  received  by  falling  from  a  scaffold  in  his  barn.  His  estate 
was  inventoried  at  £209.3.6  besides  101  acres  of  land. 


John 
Hannah 

Samuel 

Jacob 

Joseph 

Elizabeth 

Benjamin 

Ahiah 

Daniel 

Sarah 

Deliveraneeb. 

Sarah  b. 


b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 

b. 


Children  : 

Apl.  15,  1649,       d.  Oct,  12.  1619. 

July  8,  1651,  m.  Samuel  Oldham. 

Oct.  13,  1653,        d.  Nov.  8,  1653. 

Feby.  2,  1654-5,    d.  Dec.  24,  1698,    m.  Patience. 

May  21,  1656, 

Feby.  20,  1660-1,  m.  Daniel  Woodward. 

Feby.  20,  1660-1,  d.  Aug.  13,  1738,    m.  Mary  Buckminster. 

d.  Dec.  8,  1668. 
March  20,  1663,  m.  Naomi  Crosswell. 


March  5,  1667. 
Jany.  1670, 


m.  Samuel  Hyde. 


Benjamin  Dana,  son  of  Richard  Dana  and  Anne  Bullard  was 
born  in  Cambridge  Feby.  20,  1660-1.  He  and  his  brother  Jacob  became 
owners  of  one-twelfth  part  of  the  Mashamoquet  purchase  of  1,500 
acres  of  land  lying  in  the  present  town  of  Pomfret,  valued  in  1686  at 
£30.  He  was  chosen  hogreeve  in  1689  and  several  times  thereafter 
for  the  South  Side  of  Charles  River.  He  was  elected  Constable  in  1711 
and  1712  and  appointed  in  1719-20  by  the  town  to  assist  the  Selectmen 
in  fixing  a  minister's  rate.  He  was  married  May  24,  1688  to  Mary 
Buckminster  of  Muddy  River.  He  died  August  13,  1738  "on  account 
of  age."    His  widow  married  Joshua  Fuller.    She  died  Feby.  13,  1754. 


Children : 

Benjamin    b.  Apl.  28,  1689,     d.  Jan.  5,  1751,  m.  Anna  Francis. 

Jonathan 

Mary 

Isaac 

Joseph 

John 

William 

Ann 

Sarah 


b.  1691. 

d.  Oct.  21,  1712. 

b.  Oct.  3,  1697,       d.  Apl.  21,  1767, 

b.  Feby.  21,  1699,  d.  1778. 

b.  Aug.  10,  1702,  d.  Sept,  18,  1702. 

b.  Oct.  11,  1703,     d.  May  17,  1770, 
b.  May  14,  1705, 
b.  May  14,  1705, 

Jedediah     b.  Feby.  11,  1708.  d.  March  28,   1787. 


m.  Sarah  Winchester. 


m.  Mary  Green, 
m.  Matthew  Davis. 
in.  Gamaliel  Rogers. 


86 


DANA. 

Isaac  Dana  son  of  Benjamin  Dana  and  Mary  Buckminster  was 
born  in  Cambridge,  Oct.  3,  L697.  Ee  was  baptized  Oct.  LO,  L697.  Ee 
married  Sarah,  daughter  of  Capt.  John  and  Sarah  (White)  Win- 
chester, of  Brookline,  A.pl.  22,  L723,  and  removed  to  Pomfret,  where  be 
was  chosen  Surveyor  of  Eighways  in  L728  and  L729  and  Lister  in 
17::!».    Ee  died  in  Pomfret,  Apl.  21,  L767. 

Children: 

Sarah 

Isaac  b.   1 725. 

Mary  h.  Meh.  3,  1727,         d.  June  22,  1813,        m.  Matthew   Bowen. 

Isaac 

Joanna 

Elizabeth 

Benjamin    b.  17:i:i. 

Frances 

Benoni 

Lois 

John  Winchester  b.  Jany.   6,  1789,        m.  Hannah,  daughter  of 

Gen.  Israel   Putnam. 
Bethia 
Martha 
Judah  b.  174."),  drowned  May  27.  1765. 

Maky  Dana,  daughter  of  Isaac  Dana  and  Sarah  Winchester,  was 
born  March  3,  1727.  She  was  married  to  Capt,  Matthew  Bowen  of 
Woodstock  by  his  father  Henry  Bowen  J.  P.  Oct.  4,  1750,  having  been 
"published"  in  May,  1750.  They  were  admitted  to  the  church  in 
Woodstock  Nov.  1!),  17o2.  She  was  small  and  slender  and  had  dark 
eyes.  She  was  of  more  than  ordinary  mental  ability.  She  was  so 
good  a  cook  that  it  used  to  be  said,  'One  drop  of  Dana  blood  will  make 
a  good  cook.'  She  fell  into  a  well  when  about  77)  years  old  and  got  out 
without  assistance.  She  was  thrown  from  her  horse  and  broke  her 
skull.    She  died  June  22,  1813.    Her  estate  was  appraised  at  $1,382.09. 


Sacred 
to  the  memory  of 
Mr.  Matthew  Bowen 
who  departed  this  life 
Febr>  16th  1806 
AE<    81 
My  flesh  shall  slumber 
in  the  ground 
Till  the  last  trumpet's 
joyful  sound 
Then  burst  the  chains 

with  sweet  surprise 
And  in  my  Saviour's 
image  rise. 


Sacred 
to  the  memory  of 
Mrs.  Mary  Bowen 

wife  of 
Cap.  Matthew  Bowen 
who  died  June  22"'1  1813 
Aged  87  Years  and  3  Ms. 
Above  yon  star  bespangled 

sky 
Are  fixed  the  mansions 

of  the  blest 
Far  from  the  reach  of 

mortal  eye 
And  sacred  to  eternal 

rest. 


87 


MY  ANCESTORS. 


Henry  Stevens  came  from  London  in  the  Defence  in  1635  aged 
24  and  settled  in  Brookline.  His  wife  Alice  came  the  same  year  in 
the  Abigail  aged  22.  He  was  by  occupation  a  stone  mason  as  appears 
by  the  church  record,  and  the  town  record  shows  that  Henry  Steepkens 
was  chosen  constable  10,  1,  55  and  11,  1,  1671. 

By  his  first  wife,  Alice,  he  had  four  children. 
Sept,'  10,  1637. 
Apl.  10,  1640. 
Sept.  1,  1612.    All  these  were  baptized  June  18,  1643,  when 

their  mother  joined  the  church. 
Apl.  25,  bapt.  Apl.  27,  1645. 

by  second  Avife,   Mary  Buckminster,  dan.    of   Thomas 

May  28,  1652. 
July  20,  1656,  died  young. 
May  15,  1657. 
May  25,  1663. 
Samuel         b.  Sept.  24,  1665. 

Joanna  Stevens  dau.  of  Henry  Stevens  and  Mary  Buckminster 
was  born  in  Brookline,  May  28,  1652.  She  was  married  to  John,  son  of 
John  Winchester  and  Hannah  Sealis,  and  bore  him  eight  children. 


John 

James 

Joseph 

b. 

b. 
b. 

Deborah 

b. 

Children 
'kminster. 

b 

Joanna 
Henry 
Joshua 
Henrv 

b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 

MY  YOUNGEST  SON. 
1895. 


88 


WHITE. 

John  White  lived  in  Brookline.  "27th  of  the  Lsl  month  1 ' « - >  V ,  Mr. 
William  Davis  and  Mr.  Peter  Oliver,  John  White  and  Peter  A.spinwaU 
arc  chosen  to  join  with  Cambridge  to  lay  ou1  a  highway  through 
Muddy  River  to  Cambridge."  Next  year  he  was  chosen  constable,  also 
in  L666. 

"28,  12,  1658;  Whereas  a  highway  was  laid  out  att  Muddy  River 
through  the  land  of  John  White  ill  shall  bee  lawful  for  ye  said 

John  White  to  setl  up  gates  such  as  may  be  easy  to  opening  to 
travelers."  "31,  1,  '">!*;  Upon  information  yl  Jno.  White  at  Muddy 
River  hath  stopl  up  the  highway  yt  was  laid  nut  through  his  fields 
with  a  stone  wall,  Itt  is  ordered  yt  ye  treasurer  shall  issue  forth  a 
warrant  for  a  tine  of  twenty  shillings  for  his  offense  to  bee  levied  by 
distress  by  ye  constable  and  so  from  day  to  day  twenty  shillings  till 
he  sd  White  open  the  way  again."  "25,  12,  60;  Whereas  a  highway 
was  laid  outt  through  ye  land  of  John  White  at  Muddy  River  whereby 
he  pretends  much  damage.  Itt  is  therefore  ordered  yt  his  proportion 
of  ordinary  rates  to  towne  and  country  for  ye  next  four  years  shall 
he  allowed  him  by  ye  towne." 

"20th,  12th,  1671-2;  Liberty  is  granted  to  John  White  of  Muddy 
River  Sen'  to  cutt  five  oake  &  hive  Maple  trees  of  the  comon  at  Muddy 
river,  provided  he  doe  what  he  can  to  secure  the  rest  from  others  or 
to  give  notice  of  any  that  shall  offend  in  that  kinde."  He  was  chosen 
surveyor  Mar.  11, 1660,  '68,  '70  &  '71  and  inspector  of  disorderly  houses 
in  1076  with  Peter  Aspinwall.  By  his  wife  Frances  he  had  John, 
Joseph,  Mary  and  Martha.  The  daughters  died  young.  He  died  be- 
tween 30  Apl.,  1691,  the  date  of  his  will,  and  Mar.,  1692  when  it  was 
probated.     "His  estate  was  good." 

John  White  son  of  John  and  Prances  White,  was  born  about 
1642.  He  was  chosen  surveyor  in  Brookline  or  Muddy  River  Mar. 
15,  1674-5  and  constable  the  next  year.  In  1678  he  was  chosen  Per- 
ambulator for  Muddy  River  to  establish  the  boundaries  between  that 
town  and  Roxbury  and  Cambridge  but  it  may  have  been  his  father 
who  held  the  above  offices,  as  the  date  of  his  removal  to  Box- 
bury  is  uncertain.  He  was  a  Lieutenant  in  the  militia.  He  married 
Elizabeth  daughter  of  John  Bowles  and  Elizabeth  Heath  of  Roxbury. 
He  died  March  28,  1695  aged  53  and  was  buried  in  Roxbury. 

Children:     John,  Elizabeth,  Joseph.   Abigail,   Hannah.   Mary,   Sarah, 
Benjamin.  Francis  and  Isaac. 

Sarah  White,  daughter  of  Lieut.  John  White  and  Elizabeth 
Bowles  was  horn  about  1680.  She  was  married  to  Capt.  John  Win- 
chester, son  of  John  Winchester  and  Joanna  Stevens.  She  died  Jany. 
SI,  1715-6.  Her  brother  John  White  was  Treasurer  of  Harvard  Col- 
lege and  to  her  children  lie  bequeathed  £440:2:6. 

89 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

John  Bowles  came  to  Boxbury  in  1639  and  was  made  freeman 
13  May,  1640.  He  represented  Boxbury  in  the  Gen.  Ct.  in  1645  and 
the  same  year  became  a  member  of  the  Ancient  and  Honorable  Artil- 
lery. Sept.  10, 1653,  the  court  confirmed  the  promotion  of  "  Serjant  John 
Boles  of  Boxbury  to  the  place  of  ensign." 

In  the  remonstrance  of  Boxbury  against  the  surrender  of  the 
Royal  Charter  he  signed  second  to  Rev.  John  Eliot  Oct.  28,  1664. 
He  was  a  ruling  elder  and  a  leading  member  of  the  Mass.  Society  for 
colonizing  New  England  and  was  a  warm  friend  of  the  Apostle  Eliot, 
who  said  of  him  ' '  Prudent  and  gracious  man  set  over  our  churches  for 
the  assistance  of  their  pastors,  such  help  in  government  had  he  (Eliot) 
been  blessed  withal,  the  best  of  which  was  the  well-deserving  Elder 
Bowles.    God  helps  him  to  do  great  things. ' ' 

He  was  killed  "by  a  cart  wheele  running  over  his  body"  Sept.  21, 
1680,  and  was  buried  Sept.  24.  His  will  dated  Aug.  22  and  probated 
Oct.  5,  makes  his  son  John  executor,  and  names  wife  Sarah,  dau. 
Elizabeth  White  and  dau.  Mary  Gardner  and  gives  20  shillings  to  Rev. 
John  Eliot  ' '  in  token  of  my  love  and  service  clue  to  him. ' ' 

His  first  wife  Dorothy  died  of  small  pox  3  Nov.  1649  and  was 
buried  the  same  day  leaving  no  children.  He  married  second  Eliza- 
beth dau.  of  Elder  Isaac  Heath  Apl.  2,  1650.  She  bore  children  and 
died  July  6,  1655.  He  married  third  Sarah,  widow  of  Francis  Chick- 
ering,  as  she  had  before  been  of  John  Sibley.  She  survived  him  until 
Sept.  2,  1686.  By  her  will  dated  21  June,  1681,  she  gives  equal  por- 
tions to  her  brother  Joseph  How.,  her  sons  Daniel  Smith  Esq1',  Samuel 
Newman,  Thomas  (John)  Metcalf,  William  Symmes,  a  double  portion 
to  son  Mr.  John  Bowles  and  equal  portions  to  dau.  Mary  Gardner,  sons 
Thomas  Gardner,  John  White,  and  Timothy  Dwight. 

Children : 

Elizabeth     b.  3  bapt.,  23  Feby.  1651.     m.  John  White. 

Isaac  bapt.  15  May  and  died  1652. 

John  bapt.  17  July  1653.    Grad.  H.  C.  1671,  m.  gr.  dau.  of  John  Eliot, 

Speaker  House  of  Rep.  1689-90. 
Mary  b.  20  bapt.  29  Apl.  1655,  m.  Thos.  Gardner  1673. 

Elizabeth  Bowles  dau.  of  John  Bowles  and  Elizabeth  Heath,  was 
born  in  Boxbury  Feby.  3,  1651.  She  was  married  about  1670  to  Lieut. 
John  White  of  Brookline  and  died  Jany.  7,  1699-1700  aged  48  years. 


90 


HEATH. 

Isaac  Hkatii  was  horn  in  Nazing,  England  aboul  L585.  He  came 
in  the  "Hopewell"  in  L635  and  settled  in  Roxbury  where  he  was  made 
freeman  in  L636.  He  was  Representative  to  the  Gen.  Ct.  in  L637-8. 
Altonl  the  same  time  he  was  made  ruling  elder,  a  special  recognition 
of  liis  prudence,  wisdom  and  godliness.  The  ruling  elder  occupied  an 
elevated  scat  between  the  deacon's  scat  and  the  pulpit  and  continued 
in  office  through  life.  He  assisted  the  Apostle  Eliol  in  his  Indian 
labors,  accompanying  him  in  his  toilsome  expeditions  through  the  wild- 
erness and  expounding  the  gospel  to  the  natives. 

He  was  delegate  from  Roxbury  with  Eliol  and  the  Rev.  Sam'l  Dan 
forth  to  the  counsel  at  Boston  Sept.  26,  L659,  which  heard  the  griev- 
ances of  the  "withdrawers"  including  Gov.  John  Webster  and  John 
Marsh  from  the  "rigid  handling  of  the  Rev.  Sam'l  Stone  of  the  First 
Church  of  Hartford."  His  homestead  of  three  acres  was  on  S.  \V. 
corner  of  Roxbury  and  Vernon  Sts.  He  was  by  occupation  a  harness 
maker.  The  free  school  of  Roxbury  was  established  by  an  agreement 
signed  by  the  inhabitants  Aug.  .'!,  1645,  binding  their  lands  to  the  pay- 
ment of  a  yearly  sum.    Among  the  names  are: 

John  Johnson  00  :13  :00 

Isaac  Heath  00  :1 1:00 

Daniel  Brewer  00  :<»:>  :00 

Isaac  Johnson  .....00:04:00 

John  Howies  00:04:00 

John  Leavinz  ..  ..00:03:04 

Christopher  Peake  ..  00:02:06 

John    .Mays   ..00:02:00 

Edward  Bridge  ..  00  :<)2  :00 

He  died  Jany.  21,  1660,  aged  75  "of  a  sore  throat  being  of  ye  issue 
of  his  cold  with  fever."  None  of  his  household  survived  him,  except 
his  aged  wife  and  his  son-in-law  John  Bowdes,  whose  children  were  his 
only  descendants.  By  his  will  dated  1660,  10th  of  11th,  two  days 
before  his  death,  he  gave  256  acres  of  land  "to  ye  schoole  in  Rox- 
burie."  The  records  show  that  at  a  date  between  1636  and  1640  he 
was  the  proud  owner  of  12  goats  and  7  kidds,  while  John  Johnson  only 
had  6  goats  and  4  kids.     His  wife  and  dan.  bore  the  name  of  Elizabeth. 

Elizabeth  Heath  was  born  in  Eng.  about  1620.  She  was  married 
Apl.  2,  1650,  to  Elder  John  Bowles,  being  his  second  wife  and  died 
July  6,  1655,  "of  an  epidemicall  sickness  and  faintness"  having  borne 
four  children. 


91 


ANCESTORS  OF  MOTHER'S  FATHER 


John  May 

Daniel  Brewer 
Joanna 

Edward  Bridge 
Mary 

William  Robinsoi 
Prudence 


Griffith  Bowen 
Margaret  Fleming 


Griffith  Bowen 
Margaret  Fleming 


Edward  Howe 


Anthony  Morse 

Mary 

Thomas  Barnard 
Helen 

•William  Carpenter 
Priscilla  Bennett 

James  Readaway 


Christopher  Peake 
Dorcas 

William  French 
Elizabeth 

John  Leavens 
Rachel  Wright 

John  Woods 

Mary 


Griffith  Bowen 
Margaret  Fleming 


Peter  Palfrey 
Edith 

Griffith  Bowen 
Margaret  Fleming 

flsaac  Johnson 
Elizabeth  Porter 


John  May 
Sarah  Brewer 

John  Bridge 

Prudence  Robinson 

Benjamin  Child 

Mary  Bowen 

Edward  Morris 

Grace  Bett 

Benjamin  Child 

Mary  Bowen 

Edward  Morris 

Grace  Bett 

William  Goddard 

Elizabeth  Miles 

Nathaniel  Tread  way 

Sufferance  Howe 

Anthony  Morse 

Mary  Barnard 

John  Carpenter 

Rebecca  Readaway 

Jonathan  Peake 

Sarah  French 

John  Leavens 

Hannah  Woods 

Benjamin  Child 

Mary  Bowen 


Peter  Aspinwall 
Remember  Palfrey 
Henry  Bowen 
Elizabeth  Johnson 


John  May 


Prudence  Bridge 


Joshua  Child 


Elizabeth  Morris 


Benjamin  Child 


Grace  Morris 


Joseph  Goddard 


Deborah 

Treadway 


Peter  Morse 


Priscilla  Carpenter 


Jonathan  Peake 


Hannah  Leavens 


John  Child 


Elizabeth 


Nathaniel 
Aspinwall 


Abigail  Boweu 


John  May 


Elizabeth  Child 


William  Child 


Deborah  Goddard 


John  Morse 


Sarah  Peake 


John  Child 


Abigail  Aspinwall 


Thomas  May 


Lucy  Child 


Jedidiah  Morse 


Sarah  Child 


Silas  May 


Dorothy  Morse 


Chester  May 


•Son  of  Wm,  Carpenter  and  Abigail 
tSon  of  John  Johnson  and  Margery 


92 


MAY. 

John  May  was  born  in  England,  probably  in  Mayfield,  Sussex 
County,  aboul  L590.  Il<'  was  master  of  "The  .lames"  which  sailed  be- 
tween London  and  New  England  as  early  as  L635.  He  settled  in  Rox- 
bury  about  1640  and  became  a  member  <>f  John  Elliot 's  church.  He  was 
made  freeman  June  2,  1(141.  The  death  of  his  first  wife  is  recorded  by 
the  apostle  Eliot  on  the  Church  records  of  Roxbury:  "June  is,  L651. 
This  day  died  Sister  Mayes,  a  very  gracious  and  savory  Christian." 

He  died  Apl.  28,  1670,  leaving  his  second  wife  Sarah  and  the  two 
sons  who  came  with  him  from  England.    His  will  dated  Sabbath  morn 
ing  four  days  before  his  death  mentions  his  house  and  several  pieces 
of  land,  and  also  his  carpenter's  tools. 

( Ihildren : 

John  b.  1628  or  1631,         d.  Sept.  11, 1671,         m.  Sarah  Brewer. 

Samuel  d.  July  17,  1(>77,         m.  Abigail  Stansfall. 

John  May,  son  of  John  May,  was  born  in  England  about  1631  or 
perhaps  1628.  He  came  to  Roxbury  with  his  father  in  1640  and  was 
made  freeman  in  1660.  He  married  Nov.  19,  1656,  Sarah,  dan.  of  Dan- 
iel and  Joanna  Brewer,  and  died  Sept.  11,  L671,  having  been  blind  for 
some  months.  He  was  a  large  land  owner  and  his  will  mentions  car- 
penter's tools. 

Children : 

Mary  b.  Nov.  7,   1657,                                                in.  J.  Haggles. 

Sarah  b.  Sept,  S,  1659,         d.  Dec.  20,  1712,         m.  Samuel  Williams. 

Eliazar  b.  Feby.  12,  1662,      died  after  a  few  days. 

John  b.  May  19.  1663,       d.  Febv  24,  1730,       m.  Prudence  Bridge. 

Mehitahel  b.  May   6,   1665. 

Naomi  b.  May  20,  Kifi7. 

Elisha  b.  Mar.  20,  1668-9. 

Epbraim  b.  Dec.  23,  1670. 

John  May,  son  of  John  Mav  and  Sarah  Brewer,  was  born  in  Rox- 
bury May  19,  1663.  In  the  Suffolk  County  Probate  Eeeords  is  this 
entry,  dated  Sept.  8,  1680:  "John  Watson  and  Henry  Bowen  appointed 
guardians  to  John  Mays,  Elisha  Mays  and  Ephraim  Mays,  three  sons 
of  John  Mays  sometime  of  Roxbury  deceased."  He  married  June  2, 
1684,  Prudence,  dau.  of  John  Bridge  and  Prudence  Robinson.  He  was 
selectman  of  Roxbury  and  deacon  in  the  church.  He  had  a  large  estate 
at  Jamaica  Plain  and  a  "lot  of  land  lying  in  that  part  of  Woodstock 
commonly  called  lOldtown  Half,  lying  near  Black  ponds'." 

In  1723  John  May  of  Roxbury,  yeoman,  for  parental  love,  etc.  deeds 
to  John  May  of  Woodstock  a  tract  of  land  described  as  follows  :  "  In  the 
North  half  of  Woodstock  2nd  lot  of  2nd  range  of  1st  Division  of  Lots, 
containing  41  ij  acres  etc."  In  his  will,  dated  Nov.  1,  1729,  is  the  fol- 
lowing: "Item,  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  beloved  eldest  son  John,  who 
hath  already  received  €115:1  :(i  onward  of  his  portion,  £44:18:6  mor< — 

93 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

which  makes  £160."     He  died  Feby.  24,  1730,  and  his  gravestone  is 
standing  in  the  old  burying-  ground  in  Roxbury. 


John  b. 

Samuel  b. 

Prudence  b. 

Ebenezer  b. 


Prudence  b. 

Hezekiah  b. 

Sarah  b. 

Nehemiah  b. 


Mebitabel  b. 
Eleazar  b. 
Benjamin    1). 


Children  : 

d.  McK  1,  1770, 


Nov.  23,  1686, 

Jany  8.  1689. 

Dec.   20.   1690,        died  young. 

Oct.  19,  1692,  d.  May  2,  1752,  ra 

ancestor  of  Samuel  1723,  Joseph  1760,  A 

of  Louisa  May  Alcott  1832. 
Nov.  29.  1694,         d.  1729. 
Dec.  14,  1696,         d.  Sept.  5,  1783,  m 

Oct.  29,  1698. 
June  28,  1701,  m, 

ancestor  of  Eliakim  1742,  Nehemiah  17 
Feby  27,  1703,  m 

July  9,  1705,  d.  Feby  19,  1783,       m 

Mar.   1,   1708,         d.  Dec.  8.  1774,  m 


m.  Elizabeth  Child. 


Abigail  Gore, 
bigail  1800,  mother 


.  Anna  Stillman. 

Mehitabel  Hol- 
brook. 

74,  Trenck,  1800. 
.  John  Bowen. 
.  Dorothy  Davis. 

Mary  Williams. 


John  May,  son  of  John  May  and  Prudence  Bridge,  Avas  born  in 
Roxbury  Nov.  23,  1686.  He  removed  to  Woodstock  Dec.  15,  1710,  hav- 
ing purchased  from  Henry  Bowen  on  Nov.  25,  1710,  Lott  38  in  Wood- 
stock, which  lot  Avas  drawn  by  Henry  Bowen  at  a  town  meeting  beld 
in  Roxbury  Apl.  26,  1695,  and  contained  73  acres.  Having  built  a  house 
the  next  year  he  returned  to  Roxbury  for  a  wife  and  married,  Dec.  18, 
1711,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Joshua  Cbild  and  Elizabeth  Morris  of  Brook- 
line. 

In  1708  he  began  to  keep  a  record  of  events  in  the  form  of  a  ledger 
account  of  work  done  for  various  people,  but  the  record  soon  changed 
into  a  diary  which  generally  gave  but  one  line  to  a  day  and  was  kept 
continuously  in  one  small  book  for  about  nine  years,  the  earliest  entry 
being  June  8,  1708  and  the  latest  consecutive  entry  being  May  11,  1717. 
The  latter  portion  is  filled  with  accounts,  many  without  dates,  and  mem- 
oranda, including  the  record  of  the  births  of  his  children.  This  choice 
relic  is  now  in  the  possession  of  his  namesake,  Mr.  John  May,  1868,  of 
East  Woodstock,  son  of  Chas.  Harris  1823,  son  of  Asa  1793,  son  of 
Ephraim  1759,  son  of  Stephen  1721,  who  was  fifth  child  of  John  4th  1686. 
I  will  select  a  few  items : 

1708     Decemr  C.  Ruggles  debttor  to  me  for  cutting  2  cord  of  wood 

—0  :3  :0 
1710     December  15      I  arived  at  the  town  of  Woodstock 
Decern1'  16  I  broke  one  of  my  axes 

Decern1"  17  was  the  Sabbath 

Decemr  18  I  handled  my  how  and  ax.  the  same  day  my  meat 

was  brought,  also  on  the  same  day  I  began  my 

cellar 
January   1,   1710-11    Joseph  Lyon    and   Ben   Child   fetcht   me   4   load   of 

stones  and  I  dug  cellar 
January  2  Joseph  and  Ben  fetcht  4  loads  more  of  stones  from 

Quinebog 
February  1  I  spent  wth  Joseph  Weld 


94 


.MAY. 


February   L3  I   helpt  Ephraim  I  Ihild 

February  20  I   wenl  to  mashamugwetuck  (JPomfret) 

I  arrived  a1  Roxburj 

I  cut  wood  Tor  Eb.  Seaver 

I   rut  2  cord  of  wood  for  Isaac  bowen 

I   came  to  Woodstock 

Eliphalet  carpenter  and  Ephraim  ('hilil  helpt  me  hew 
tiiu1' 

Eliphalel  and  Benjamin  Child  helpl  me  hew  timber. 
mi  ye  day   before  Mrs.  Chandler  dy'd   on   this 
day  Joseph  Bartholomew's  house  and  barn  was 
burnt. 
John  < 'liihl  helpt  me  draw  timr 

went  to  Kill  Rattlesnakes 

I  bought  and  received  a  cow  of  Eliphalet  Carpenter 
for  3:6:0 

1   went  tn  goodmau  ricee's  burial 

my  house  was  rais'd 

Eliphalel  helpt  me  clay  bord 

The  same  day  father  came  to  this  town 

I  set  out  from  Woodstock 

I  came  to  Roxbury 

1    helpt  Joshua  Child  Kill  a  swine  and  cut  one  load 
of  wood 

was  the  Sabbath 

1  cut  wood  for  Joshua 

A  Great  Days  Work  (His  wedding  day) 

we  went  to  se  friends 

we  went  to  boston  all  hands 

went  to  father's  to  supper 

I  got  my  goods  together 

was  the  Sabbath 

went  abroad  again 

we  got  home  again 

nit  2  load  of  wood  for  Jos  and  went  to  will  davise 

we  set  out  for  woodstoek 

we  arrived  at  Woodstock 

I  went  to  the  french  town  (Oxford?) 

again  John  weld  wth  me 

was  the  Sabbath 

I  got  cousin  hen  Child  to  go  with  me  to  the  french 
town.     January  1   we  got  safe  again  with  our 
goods  to  woodstoek  only  we  brok  one  chair 
January  7,  8.  9,  we  went  to  se  our  friends  and  relations  about  town 

1711-12 
January  10  not  much  done 

January  1 1  about  home 

January  12  also 

January  25  we  went  to  mashamuget 

March     3  town  meeting,    my  house  had  like  to  have  been  burnt 

March     4  was  training  day 

March  12  I  made  soap  trough 

March  13  was  a  publick  fast 

March  14  I  broke  my  ax  badly 

March  15  Ephraim  Child  helpt  m<   sled  wood 

March  16  was  the  holy  Sabbath 

Nov     1  Finisht  my  Trundle  Bed 


February  21 
March  the  2 
March  3d 
March  12,  13 
April]     2 

April!     9 


April  16 

April  28 
.May  4 

Septem1'  4 
Septem1  1:! 
Septem1'   14 

Novell!1    26 

Novem1'  27 
Decern1"  15 

Decemr  10 
Decern1'  17 
Decern1' 
Decern1' 
Decern1 
Decern1'  21 

Herein1'  22 
Decern1'   23 

Decern1' 
Decern1' 
Decern1' 
Decern1'  27 

Decern1-   28 

Decern1'  20 

Decern1'  30 
Decern1'  31 


18 
111 
20 


24 
25 

26 


95 


Nov 

13 

1713,  Marc 

•h  14 

March  18 

May 

9th 

1714 

Jan. 

1,  2 

Jan 

4 

Jan 

7 

Jan 

15 

Jan 

18,  19 

Jan 

22 

Jan 

25 

Jan. 

26.  27. 

,  28  2 

March  17 

March  18 

1715 

May 

2 

May  31 

June 

:    1 

June 

2 

Aug 

3d 

MY  ANCESTORS. 

I  made  a  cradle 
I  Prun'd  for  Nath  Aspenwall 
I  Prun'd  for  Peter  Morse 
Cousin  Aspenwall  Died 
I  went  to  Roxbury 
Cut  wood  for  my  Father 
I  went  to  boston  to  se  my  brother 
I  cut  some  wood  for  my  brother  Jos. 
I  came  to  Woodstock 

I  helpt  Ehpraim  make  a  trundle  bed  stead 
we  first  had  the  measels 
( '  30  about  home 

I  spent  with  my  Brother  Sam11 
I  helpt  Uncle  John  at  frame 
Mat  Davis  Led  Plow  for  me 
I  how'd  for  Peter  Morse 
I  began  to  weed  for  My  selfe 
Cousin  Benj  wed  for  me 
Coz  John  Child  reapt 

Among  the  memoranda  are  these : 

£  s.  d. 
"Workt  for  Lt.  Eastman  at  pruning  and  howing  and  other  work 

5  days  at  two  shillings  a  day 0  :10 :  0 

at  mowing  6  days  .'. 0  :15 :  0 

for  bringing  up  things 0  :  2  :10 

for  a  share  in  the  grindstone  : 0:3:0 

in  cash  one  pound  one  shill 1:  1:  0" 

"An  account  of  w*  my  goods  cost  to  be  brought  up  to  Woodstock 

To  uncle  Lyon  in  money  1:3:0 

To  uncle  John  Child  in  money  1:6:0 

To  Ephraim  Child  0  :15  :  0 

To  Benj  Child         . .  ....  0 :10 :  0 

To  my  self  0 :08 :  0 

To  Expenses  in  all 1 :11 :  0 

5:13:  0" 
"Debttor  to  Uncle  Sam  Morris 

2  quarts  of  golden  rod  water  0  :0  :10 

19  Pound  Beef  2  pence  i  pound 0  :3  :11 

one  quarter  of  Venison  0  :0 :  8 

one  Pound  Powder 0:3:  0" 

"Sam11  Morris  Credit 

one  bush  Salt 5  :0 

one  Pint ;  Rhum 1 :6 

100  shoonails  0:6 

4  Bush  turnips 4  :0 ' ' 

"May  17,  1715  I  had  a  25  Acre  Rite  Laid  out  which  with  -}  addition  and 
Eight  and  J  aded  for  bad  land,  the  whole  makes  40  and  is  the  7th  Lott  in 
the  First  Range." 

"February  1729-30  Received  of  John  May  for  my  sister  Elisabeth 
Holmes  1£  7s  iu  full  I  say  received  by  me 
1£  :7  :0 

David  Holmes." 
96 


.MAY. 

In  174,'>  Capt.  John  May,  Jabez  Lyon  and  Lieut.  Daniel  Paine  ap- 
plied to  be  incorporated  as  a  separate  precind  under  name  of  West 
Parish.  In  174!)  John  May,  Isaac  .Johnson  and  Henry  Bowen  (Prin- 
cipal Inhahitants  in  s'1  Society)  directed  Mr.  Caleb  Lyon  to  warn  all 
the  inhabitants  of  the  Firsl  Church  Society  of  Woodstock  to  meet  on  the 

21st  day  of  September  "to  form  themselves  in  Society  order." 

At  a  town  meeting  July  28,  174!),  Woodstock  chose  officers  for  the 
first  time  as  a  Conn,  town,  having  previously  been  under  the  jurisdic- 
tion of  Mass.  John  May  was  chosen  moderator,  Henry  Bowen  town 
clerk  and  first  selectman,  John  May  fifth  selectman.  Nine  men  then 
took  the  freeman's  oath,  among  whom  were  John  Morse,  Benjamin 
Child,  Henry  Bowen  and  Daniel  Paine.  At  the  next  town  meeting  Sept. 
12,  1749,  Thomas  Chandler  and  Henry  Bowen  were  chosen  represent- 
atives to  the  General  Assembly  of  Conn,  and  74  freemen  were  admitted 
among  whom  were  John  May,  John  Child,  Jr.,  William  Child,  Ebenezer 
Smith  1st  and  2nd  and  Jedidiah  Morse. 

At  a  meeting  of  proprietors  March  16,  1756,  Capt.  John  May  was 
chosen  moderator  and  clerk,  and  it  was  voted  that  Capt.  Jabez  Lyon, 
Capt.  John  May  and  Mr.  Nathaniel  Child  be  the  committee  for  prose- 
cuting trespassers  in  the  cedar  swamp  and  commons. 

He  served  his  generation  in  many  capacities;  bridge  builder,  school 
teacher,  deacon  and  captain  of  Woodstock's  Second  Company  at  the 
time  of  the  Land  Bank  Secession.  He  also  led  the  singing  in  Church 
after  he  was  sixty  years  of  age  and  became  involved  in  trouble. 

Capt.  Payson  complained  that  Dea.  May  had  publicly  accused  him 
of  opposing  him  in  tuning  or  setting  the  psalm,  and  then  had  denied  it. 
After  formal  investigation  it  was  adjudged  that  Brother  Payson  had 
manifested  "signs  of  uneasiness"  on  such  occasions,  which  was  all  Dea. 
May  meant  by  his  assertion. 

In  the  center  of  the  cemetery  in  East  Woodstock  is  a  grave  stone 
with  this  inscription. 

In  memory  of 

Deacon  John 

May  who  died 

March  1st  1770 

Aged  83  years 

&  3  months 

Let  not  y  dead 

Forgotten  Lye 

Least  Men  Forget 

that  they  Must  Die 

this  is  a  debt  to 

God  that  *  due 

which  I  have  paied 

&  So  Must  you. 

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MY  ANCESTORS. 


Children : 


Elizabeth  b.  Oct.  18,  1712. 

John  b.  Sept.  4,  1714, 

Joshua  b.  Oct.  16,  1716, 

Caleb  b.  Sept.  13,  1719, 

Steven  b.  Nov.  10,  1721, 

Thomas  b.  Feb.  14,  1723-4, 

Prudence  b.  Mch.  22,  1725-6, 

Esther  b.  Jany  7,  1727-8, 

Prudence  b.  Apl.  11, 1730. 

Joseph  b.  Apl.  3,  1732. 


Killed  in  bed  by  lightning. 

m.  Anna  Bacon. 


d.  May  3,  1794, 
d.  Aug.  7,  1803, 
d.  Dec.  5,  1728. 
d.  Julv  6.  1729. 


m.  Elizabeth  Child, 
m.  Mary  Child. 
m.  Lucy  Child. 


Thomas  May,  son  of  John  May  and  Elizabeth  Child,  was  born 
Feby  14, 1723-4.  He  married  Apl.  26, 1753,  Lucy  Child,  dan.  of  William 
Child  and  Deborah  Goddard.  He  was  one  of  a  committee  of  ten  ap- 
pointed in  Woodstock  to  receive  and  transmit  donations  to  Boston  when 
the  British  were  trying  to  starve  the  city  into  submission  and  payment 
for  certain  watered  tea  in  1774.    The  committee  sent  sixty  five  fat  sheep. 

He  was  a  Sergeant  in  Capt.  Matthew  Bowen's  company  of  soldiers 
in  Col.  Chapman's  regiment  and  was  mustered  into  service  Aug.  4,  1778 
and  was  engaged  under  Brig.  Gen.  John  Tyler  in  the  battle  of  Rhode 
Island  Aug.  29,  1778,  attempting  to  dislodge  the  British  from  Newport. 
He  was  discharged  Sept.  12,  1778.  In  1780  Nov.  13,  at  town  meeting 
he  was  appointed  one  of  three  to  collect  a  special  tax,  payable  in  beef, 
pork  and  flour,  to  inspect  and  mark  the  same  and  make  return  to  his 
Excellency  the  Governor. 

He  was  deacon  in  the  church  in  East  (then  known  as  North)  Wood- 
stock and  his  name  appears  third  on  the  list  of  subscribers  to  the  per- 
manent fund  for  the  support  of  Congregational  worship  in  the  North 
Society  in  1779.  If  he  could  have  foreseen  the  quarrels  over  that  fund 
perhaps  he  would  have  withheld  his  name. 

At  the  town  meeting  in  1785,  Jedidiah  Morse  was  chosen  town  clerk 
and  treasurer;  Thomas  May  one  of  the  seven  selectmen;  Ebenezer 
Smith  collector  and  Silas  May  one  of  the  seven  grand  jurors.  He  died 
Aug.  7,  1803  and  lies  buried  beside  his  wife  in  East  Woodstock. 


Silas 
William 


Abel 
Chloe 
Prudence 
Jonathan 


Abigail 
Thomas 


Children : 

b.  1754,  d.  Dec.  26,  1805,         m.  Dorothy  Morse, 

b.  1760,  d.  Dec.  15, 1849,  m.  Sarah  Paine. 

The  children  of  Uncle  Billy  and  Aunt  Sally  were  first  cousins  of  my 
father  and  first  cousins  of  my  mother's  father. 

b.  1762,  d.  Oct.  10,  1767. 

1764,  d.  Sept.  27,  1767. 

1766,  d.  June  24,  1831 


b. 
b. 
b.  1766, 


d.  Jany  13,  1836, 


m.  Sarah,  Paine,  dau. 
of  Capt.  Amos 
Paine. 

d.  Aug.  S,  1832,         m.  Cyril  Carpenter. 
Aunt  Nabby  was  mother  of  my  uncle  Jonathan  May  Carpenter  and 
of  Prudence  wife  of  Dea.  Chester  Child, 
removed  to  Yermont,  m.  Mary  Hunt  Mills. 


98 


MAY. 


ALBERTA   EDITH    PAINE, 
Daughter  of  my   brother  George. 

Silas  May,  son  of  Sergeant  Thomas  May  and  Lucy  Child,  was  born 
in  East  Woodstock  in  1754.  He  married  Mar.  30,  1780,  Dorothy,  dan. 
of  Dea.  Jedidiah  Morse  and  Sarah  Child. 

Silas  May  and  Ebenezer  Smith  were  the  representatives  of  Wood- 
stock in  the  General  Assembly  in  1796.  The  Theft  Detecting'  Society  of 
Woodstock  was  organized  in  1793  with  Gen.  McClellan  acting  as  Chair- 
man and  Major  Ebenezer  Smith  as  clerk.  Messrs.  Elijah  Williams, 
Ebenezer  Smith,  Hezekiah  Bugbee,  William  Graves  and  Silas  May  were 
deputed  "to  form  and  draw  articles  for  the  Society."  Meetings  were 
held  quarterly  alternating  between  Williams'  tavern  and  that  of  Silas 
May.  His  tavern  was  the  house  now  occupied  by  his  great  grandson  Mr. 
Chester  E.  May  in  East  Woodstock. 

He  died  Dec.  26,  1805,  and  witli  his  wife  lies  buried  in  East  Wood- 
stock. 

Children : 


Chester       b.  Jany  16,  1781         d.  July  31,  1854, 
Lydia  b.  Sept.  28,  1872,       d.  Dec.  31,  1818, 

(My  mother's  aunt  and  my  father's  uncle.) 
Lucy  C.      b.  Dee.  11,  1784,        d.  Jany  21,  1826, 


in.   Hannah  Lyman, 
m.  Abram  W.  Paine. 

m.  Elkanah  Penni- 
man. 


Abiel 
Nancy 


Janv  3.  1787. 
Dee.  6,  1796, 


d. 
d. 


Febv  6,  1793. 
Nov.  26,  1821. 


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911290 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

Chester  May,  son  of  Silas  May  and  Dorothy  Morse,  was  born  in 
East  Woodstock,  otherwise  Muddy  Brook,  Jany  16,  1781.  He  was  a 
successful  farmer,  quite  tall  and  very  fond  of  hunting  and  fishing.  He 
was  one  of  the  defendants  in  a  suit  by  the  heirs  of  Gov.  Dudley  of 
Mass.  in  1822  to  recover  land  in  Thompson  Woods  and  was  successful 
with  the  help  of  Daniel  Webster.  The  opinion  of  the  U.  S.  Supreme 
Court  was  written  by  Joseph  Story  and  is  reported  in  7  Wheaton  59. 
He  was  one  of  the  largest  givers  towards  the  building  of  the  church  in 
East  Woodstock  in  1832,  giving  $300.  Squire  John  Paine  gave  a  like 
amount.  He  married  Dec.  24,  1806,  Hannah,  dan.  of  the  Rev.  Eliphalet 
Lyman  and  Hannah  Huntington,  and  died  July  31, 1854. 


Lucy  Lyman 
Silas 
Lydia 
Mary-ann 
Annette  Maria 

b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 

Children : 

Nov.  22,  1807,  d. 
Feby  7,  1809,  d. 
Sept.  10,  1810,  d. 
June  4,  1812,  d. 
Oct.  29,  1813,  d. 

Harriet 
Eliphalet  Lyman 

b. 
b. 

Feby  28,  1815,  d. 
Nov.  15,  1816,  d. 

Hannah  Huntington  b. 
Nancy                          b. 

Dec.  8.  1819,  d. 
Mar.  18,  1823,  d. 

Dec.  23.  1807. 

Jany  20,  1885,  m.  Harriet  Perry. 

Oct.  11,  1890. 


Mar.  14,  1899, 
Mar.  24,  1895, 

May  11,  1825. 
Apl.  5,  1901, 

Nov.  17,  1897. 
Feby  17,  1907, 


m.  John  Paine, 
m.  Robert  D. 
Fowler. 

m.  Harriet 
Stone. 

m.  Nathaniel 
Child. 


MY    MOTHER    AND    FATHER. 
From  Daguerreotypes,  1857. 


100 


MAY. 

Mary  Ann  May,  dau.  of  Chester  May  and  Hannah  Lyman,  was 
born  June  4, 1812,  in  the  bouse  now  occupied  by  her  nephew  M  r.  ( Ihester 
E.  May,  about  fifty  rods  east  of  the  church  in  Easl  Woodstock.  She 
taught  school  one  term  in  the  Bugbee  district,  and  although  she  never 
wandered  far  from  the  place  of  her  birth,  her  mind  and  soul  and  sym- 
pathies were  ever  world-wide  and  heaven-high.  She  was  married  by  the 
Rev.  Orson  Cowles  in  Hartford,  Conn.,  .May  16,  1836,  to  .John  Paine, 
son  of  John  Paine  and  Betsey  Smith,  and  bore  liini  six  children. 

She  died  March  14,  1899.  A  little  later  the  following  tribute  ap- 
peared in  the  "Advocate  and  Family  Guardian,"  published  in  New 
York  City,  the  organ  of  the  pioneer  child-saving  institution  in  this 
country : 

Passed  beyond.  At  East  Woodstock.  Conn,  on  Tuesday,  March  14th.  1899, 
Mary  Ann  Paine,  widow  of  the  late  John  Paine  peacefully  passed  from  earth 
to  her  home  beyond.  Born  in  1812.  married  in  18^ti.  the  mother  of  six  children, 
she  never  looked  upon  a  vacant  chair  at  her  fireside  for  fifty-three  years,  or 
until  1889,  when  the  husband  and  father  was  the  first  to  go.  She  was  next  to 
follow.  She  did  not  need  the  discipline  of  bereavement  to  make  her  heart 
yearn  over  the  sorrows  of  others,  and  a  large  picture  of  the  "Home  for  the 
Friendless"  has  hung  on  the  wall  of  her  room  for  many  years.  She  was  a  con- 
stant reader  of  the  Advocate  and  Guardian  almost  from  its  first  number,  and 
caused  many  copies  to  be  sent  to  others.  Thoroughly  in  sympathy  with  its 
purpose,  she  would  frequently  point  out  to  her  children  and  friends  some  good 
thing  she  had  found  in  it. 

With  never  a  severe  sickness,  she  wonderfully  retained  all  her  faculties 
and  dearly  loved  to  sing  alone,  or  with  others,  the  good  old  songs.  Only  a 
few  days  before  her  death  she  sang  in  a  clear,  full  voice  the  hymn  beginning 
"I  hear  Thy  welcome  voice."  Her  absent  children  were  blessed  from  time  to 
time  with  letters,  full  of  motherly  love  and  solicitude,  and  marvels  of  penman- 
ship to  the  last. 

Of  a  quiet  and  retiring  disposition,  she  nevertheless  was  able  to  "preach 
the  gospel  to  every  creature"  who  came  within  the  sphere  of  her  influence. 
No  guest  or  servant  could  remain  long  under  her  roof  without  realizing  that 
Christ  was  her  personal  friend  and  Saviour,  and  that  she  was  "so  anxious  not 
to  go  to  heaven  alone."  Her  Bible  was  the  chart  for  each  day's  voyage,  and 
she  never  thought  of  heaven  as  an  unknown  country.  Her  Saviour  had  pre- 
pared a  place  for  her  and  she  was  ever  ready  to  be  summoned  home.  To  a 
mind  well  stored  with  current  knowledge  she  added  a  mighty  wealth  of  heaven- 
ly wisdom  and  to  a  heart  full  of  neighborly  and  family  affection  she  added  a 
supreme  love  for  her  Saviour,  so  that  her  life  was  filled  with  radiance  and 
light.     "Her  children  arise  up  and  call  her  blessed."    L.  M.  P. 

"Happy  he  with  such  a  mother." 

John  Paine 

Born  Jan  12  1812 

Died  July  14  1889 

Mary  A.  May 

His  wife 

Born  June  4,  1812 

Died  March  14  1899. 


101 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

Daniel  Brewer  and  his  wife  Joanna  arrived  in  Boston  on  "The 
Lyon,"  Sept.  16,  1632.  He  settled  in  Roxbury  and  was  made  freeman 
May  14,  1634.  He  owned  27-J  acres  of  land.  He  died  early  in  1646. 
His  will  calls  him  "husbandman"  and  gives  his  property  to  his  wife 
Joanna  and  all  children  by  name.  His  widow  survived  him  more  than 
forty  years  and  died  Feby  7,  1689,  aged  87  years. 


Children : 


Daniel  born  in  England. 

Nathaniel    b.  May  1,  1635. 

Ann 

Joanna 

Sarah  b.  Mch  8,  1638, 

George 


d.  March  13,  1659. 


d.  1646. 


m.  John  May 


Sarah  Brewer,  dau.  of  Daniel  and  Joanna  Brewer,  was  born  in 
Roxbury  Mar.  8,  1638.  She  married,  Nov.  19,  1656,  John  May  the  sec- 
ond and  bore  him  eight  children.  By  her  father's  will  she  received  "five 
pounds  to  be  paid  in  Cattell  or  Corne,  also  a  flock  bed  furnished,  my 
new  Kettle  and  a  pewter  dish. ' ' 


My  Children,  1898. 
RUTH,    OLIVE,    NORMAN,    MERLIN. 


102 


ROBINSON. 

\Vii.ua.m  Robinson  caiiM'  from  England  in  L635  and  was  a  member 
of  the  church  in  Dorchester  at  its  organization  in  L636.    He  removed 

to  Salem  and  was  made  IV tan  May  L8,  1642.    He  joined  the  Ancienl 

and  Honorable  Artillery  Company  in  104.'!.  lie  was  thrice  married. 
The  names  of  Ins  wives  were  Prudence,  Margarel  and  Ursula.  Ee 
died  July  6,  1668,  "drawn  through  by  the  cog  wheel  of  his  mill  and  was 
torn  in  pieces  and  slain."     (Eliot) 

His  will  probated  .">1  July  L668  mentions  his  wife  Ursula,  his  eldest 
son,  Samuel,  son  Increase,  dan.  Prudence  Bridge  of  Roxbury,  dan. 
Waiting  Penniman  of  Brantry  and  "Mary  Streetor  my  wives  daugh- 
ter." The  inventory  was  £435:12:6.  His  widow,  Ursula,  who  had  been 
the  widow  of  Samuel  Hosier;  as  well  as  of  Stephen  Streetor  at  an  earlier 
day,  married  July  15,  167.'!,  Griffin  Crafts  "and  this  fourth  husband 
buried  her." 

Children  : 

Samuel  bapt.  June  14,  1(140. 

Increase  bapt.  Mar.  14,  1642. 

Prudence  b.   1643,  m.  John  Bridge. 

Waiting  b.  Apl  26,  lfi4(i,  in.  Joseph  Penniman. 

Prudence  Robinson,  dan.  of  William  and  Prudence  Robinson,  was 
born  in  Salem  in  1643.  She  was  married  about  1660  to  John  Bridge  of 
Roxbury  and  bore  him  six  children. 


Edward  Bridge  was  made  freeman  at  Roxbury  22  May  16.'!!).  His 
wife's  name  was  Mary.  He  lived  on  the  Dorchester  road,  where  he 
had  eight  acres.    He  died  20  Dec.  1683  aged  82. 

Children: 

John  b.  about  1635,  d.  Aug.  20,  1674,       m.  Prudence   Robin- 

son. 

Mary  b.  Nov.  IS,  1637.  m.  Samuel  Gay,  1661. 

Thomas        b.  May  31,  1639. 

John  Bridge,  son  of  Edward  and  Mary  Bridge,  was  born  about 
1635.  He  married  about  1660  Prudence,  dau.  of  William  Robinson  of 
Salem,  and  died  at  Roxbury  Aug.  20,  1674. 

Children  : 

Mary  b.  Apl  21,  1661,  m.  Joseph  Lyon  1681 

Pradenee  b.  June  11,  1664,  m.  John  May  1684. 

Margaret  b.  July  18,  1666,        d.  at  four  years. 

Edward  b.  Sept.  9.  1668. 

John  b.  Jany  11,  1671. 

Margaret  b.  Mar.  11,  1673. 

Prudence  Bridge,  dau.  of  John  Bridge  and  Prudence  Robinson, 
was  born  at  Roxbury  dune  11,  1(564.  She  married  June  2,  1684  John 
May  the  third,  and  bore  him  eleven  children. 

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MY  ANCESTORS. 

Edwabd  Morris,  son  of  Thomas  Morris  and  Grissie  Hewsom,  was 
born  in  Waltham  Abbey,  Essex  Co.  England  in  August  1630.  His 
father  is  thought  to  have  died  in  Boston  in  1637.  By  vote  shown  on  the 
records  of  Roxbury,  Feby  23,  1652  "William  Peacock  and  Edward 
Morris  have  four  acres  each."  By  vote  Jan'y  29,  1654  "the  ground 
that  was  given  to  Edward  Morris  is  upon  John  May's  request  and 
Edward  Morris'  forfeiture  granted  to  John  May,  provided  he  build 
there  within  this  twelvemonth. 

He  was  married  Nov.  20,  1655,  to  Grace  Bett  by  Richard  Belling- 
ham,  Deputy  Governor.  William  Hubbard  of  Ipswich  sold,  Oct.  13, 
1666,  to  Isaac  Johnson,  William  Davis  and  Edward  Morris  118  acres 
of  land  about  four  miles  from  the  Roxbury  meeting  house  on  the  road 
to  Dedham.  Here  he  lived  until  he  removed  to  Woodstock  in  1686.  He 
was  selectman  of  Roxbury  for  twelve  years  and  Deputy  to  the  General 
Court  for  nine  years,  from  1678  to  1686.  In  Woodstock  he  was  chosen 
Selectman,  July  8,  1689,  and  May  26,  1690.  He  was  chosen  lieutenant 
of  the  militia  July  8, 1689,  and  confirmed  by  the  Governor  July  13, 1689, 
and  so  became  the  first  military  officer  of  Woodstock.  He  died  Sept 
14,  1690,  and  is  buried  on  Woodstock  Hill.  His  widow  died  in  Roxbury 
June  6,  1705.  He  was  admitted  to  the  church  in  Roxbury  Sept  12,  1658, 
and  his  wife  May  22,  1659.  All  his  children  were  born  there  and  all 
were  baptized  by  the  ' '  beloved  apostle ' '  the  Rev.  John  Eliot. 


Child 

ren  : 

Isaac 

b. 

Sept. 

16,  1656, 

d. 

Oct.  21,  1715, 

m. 

Hannah  Mayo. 

Edward 

b. 

Mch. 

1659, 

d. 

Aug.  29,  1727, 

m. 

Elizabeth  Bowen 

Grace 

b. 

Feby 

.  7,  1661, 

d. 

Dec.  10.  1723, 

m. 

Benjamin  Child. 

Ebenezer 

b. 

Apl. 

14,  1664, 

d. 

Feby  26.  1718. 

m. 

Sarah  Davis. 

Elizabeth 

b. 

Mch. 

1666, 

d. 

Mch.  6,  1754, 

m. 

Joshua  Child. 

Margaret 

b. 

Sept. 

25,  166S, 

m. 

John  Johnson. 

Samuel 

b. 

Mch. 

19,  1670, 

d. 

Jany.  9,  1745, 

m. 

Mehitable  Mayo. 

Martha 

b. 

Nov. 

30,  1674, 

m. 

Dea.  William 
Lyon. 

Elizabeth  Morkis,  dau.  of  Edward  Morris  and  Grace  Bett,  was 
born  in  Roxbury  March  1666,  was  baptized  March  25,  and  married  Mch. 
9,  1685,  Joshua  Child,  son  of  Benjamin  Child- and  Mary  Bowen.  She 
had  twelve  children  and  forty-three  grandchildren.  She  died  Mch.  6, 
1752  and  was  buried  in  West  Roxbury. 

Grace  Morris,  dau.  of  Edward  Morris  and  Grace  Bett,  was  born 
in  Roxbury  Feby  7,  1661,  was  baptized  Feby  17,  and  admitted  to  the 
church  Aug.  21,  1681.  She  married  March  7,  1681-2  Benjamin  Child, 
son  of  Benjamin  Child  and  Mary  Bowen.  She  had  twelve  children  and 
seventy-seven  grandchildren.  She  died  Dec.  10,  1723,  and  was  buried 
in  West  Roxbury. 

104 


GODDARD. 

William  ( rODDARDj  a  grocer  of  London,  came  t<>  America  in  1665 
when  the  great  plague  was  raging  in  London.  He  was  the  seventh  son 
of  Edward  (Joddard  of  Inglesham,  Wilts  Co.  Bng.  and  Priscilla,  dan. 
of  John  D'Oyley,  a  wealthy  farmer  of  Chiselhampton.  His  father  was 
a  Parliament  man  in  the  time  of  the  civil  wars  and  suffered  loss  of  his 
house  and  other  property  by  the  cavaliers.  He  traced  his  descent  from 
Walter  (ioddardville,  who  died  1273,  in  the  time  of  Henry  III.  His 
wife,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Benjamin  Miles  of  London,  came  to  America 
in  1666,  the  year  of  the  great  lire  in  London,  in  which  he  lost  much 
property.  She  brought  three  children,  three  having  died  in  London. 
They  settled  in  Watertown  where  he  was  admitted  to  the  church  and 
chosen  selectman  in  1668-9. 

He  was  a  man  of  good  education  and  a  teacher.  It  is  said  that  he 
came  to  America  to  collect  a  debt  and  concluded  to  remain.  "July  8, 
1674,  William  Godheard  of  Watertown,  gentleman,  and  Elizabeth,  his 
wife,  sold  to  Richard  Child,  yeoman,  50  acres  in  Little  Plain." 

"Mar.  27,  1680.  These  are  to  certify  that  Mr.  William  (ioddard  of 
Watertown,  whom  the  said  towne  by  covenanting  engaged  to  teach  such 
children  as  should  lie  sent  to  him  to  learn  the  rules  of  the  Latin  tongue, 
hath  those  accomplishments  which  render  him  capable  to  discharge  the 
trust  (in  that  respect)  committed  to  him.  John  Sherman,  pastor."  He 
died  Oct.  6,  1691,  and  his  widow  Feby.  8,  1697-8.  Inventory  of  his  es- 
tate was  £75  :5. 


William 
Joseph 

Robert 

Thomas 

Benjamin 
Elizabeth 
■Tosiah 
Edward 


b.  1653, 
b.  1655, 


b.  In  Watertown 

June  8,  1667, 
b.  Aug.  17,  1668. 
b.  Jany.  22,  1670, 
1).  Mar.  24,  1674-5 
b.  Mar.  24,  1 674-5, 


Children  : 

d.  Febv.  1708, 
d.  July  25,  1728, 

m.  Leah  Fisher. 
m.   Deborah  Tread 

d.  1716, 

way. 
m.   Elizabeth  Shat- 
tuek. 

d.  July  '.).  1677. 

d.  Oct.   24,   1748, 
died  young. 
d.  Nov.  14,  1720. 
d.  Febv.  9.  17f>4. 


m.  Martha  Palfrey. 


m. 
m, 


Rachel  Davis. 
Susanna  Stone 


Joseph  Goddard,  son  of  William  Goddard  and  Elizabeth  Miles,  was 
born  in  London  in  1655  and  came  to  Watertown  in  1666.  He  married 
Deborah,  dau.  of  Nathaniel  Treadway  and  Sufferance  Howe  May  25, 
1680,  and  settled  in  Brookline  on  "that  most  beautiful  farm"  where 
his  great  grandson  was  living  in  1840.  He  was  chosen  grandjuryman 
in  1714  and  1718;  leather  seller  in  1715,  '16  and  '17  and  town  treasurer 
in  1718.  He  was  one  of  a  committee  to  examine  the  accounts  of  the 
meeting  house  committee  and  in  1715  was  on  the  committee  to  finish 
the  meeting  house.     He  died  in  Brookline,  July  25,  172S. 


105 


MY  ANCESTORS. 


Children  : 

Elizabeth 

b. 

Jany.  8,  1680-1, 

Joseph 

b. 

Nov.  7,  1682. 

James 

d.  1734, 

Deborah 

b. 

June  19,  1693,        d.  Jany.  14,  1761, 

Robert 

b. 

1694,                         d.  May  8,  1785, 

m.  Dea.  John  Adams. 

m.  Mary  Woodward, 
m.  William  Child, 
m.  Mehitable  Spring, 
2nd.  Lucy  Seaver. 


John 


b.  1699. 


Deboeah  Goddard,  dau.  of  Joseph  Goddard  and  Deborah  Treadway, 
was  born  in  Brookline  June  19,  1693.  She  married  in  1723  William, 
son  of  Benjamin  Child  and  Grace  Morris,  and  bore  him  four  children. 
She  lies  buried  on  Woodstock  Hill  besides  her  first  two  children.  Her 
husband  is  buried  in  East  Woodstock. 


Here  lies  ye  Body  of 
Mrs.  Deborah  Child 

The  wife  of 

Mr.  William  Child 

She  died  Jan>  yp  14th 

1761  in  the  68th  year 

of  her  age. 


In  Memory  of  Mr. 

William  Child  who 

died  April  15  1770 

in  the  74th  year 

of  his  age. 


My  Children,  1909. 
NORMAN,  MERLIN. 


106 


TKKADWAY. 


HOUSE    IN   WHICH    I    WAS   MARRIED   IN    1881. 
East  Woodstock,  Conn. 

Nathaniel  Treadway,  a  weaver,  married  Sufferance  dau.  of  Elder 
Edward  Howe  of  Watertown.  He  settled  first  in  Sudbury  where  his 
first  two  children  were  born  and  then  in  Watertown,  where  he  was 
selectman  in  1653-55-64-66-6!)-70  and  72.  He  died  in  Watertown  July 
20,  1689.  His  wife  died  July  22,  1682.  His  will  dated  June  25,  1687, 
mentions  his  sons  Jonathan,  James  and  Josiah;  children  of  dau.  Hay- 
ward  by  her  first  husband  Hapgood;  sons  in  law,  Josiah  Jones  and 
Joseph  Goddard. 


Children : 


Jonathan  b.  Nov.  11.  1640; 

Mary  b.  Aug.  1,  1612, 

James  b.  about  1611. 

Elizabeth  b.  Aug    3.  1616. 


Lydia 
Josiah 


b.  1650, 


d.  May  10,  1710 
d.  May  17,  1677 


Deborah       b.   Aug.  2,  1657, 


in.  Judith  Thurston, 
in.  Timothy  Hawk- 
ins. 
He  was  killed  by  Indians  Aug.  2.  1675. 

m.  Shadrach  Hag- 
good  1667,  2nd 
Hayward. 
d.  Sept.  16.   1713.      m.  Ca'pt.  Josiah 
Jones. 

m.  Sarah  Sweetman 
1673,  2nd.  Dorothv 
Cutler  1697. 

m.  Joseph  Goddard. 


Deborah  Treadway.  dau.  of  Nathaniel  Treadway  and  Sufferance 
Howe,  was  born  in  Watertown  Aug.  2,  1 657.  She  married,  Mar.  25, 1680, 
Joseph  son  of  William  Goddard  and  Elizabeth  Miles.  She  had  five 
children.  Her  gravestone  in  Roxbury  is  inscribed :  Here  lyes  ye  body 
of  Deborah  Goddard,  wife  to  Joseph  Goddard  aged  57  years,  deceased 
June  ye  8,  1714. 


107 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

Edward  Howe  was  one  of  the  largest  original  proprietors  of  Wa- 
tertown.  He  was  admitted  freeman  May  14,  1634,  was  chosen  select- 
man in  1637,  '39,  '41,  '42  and  '43.  He  was  deputy  from  Watertown  in 
May  and  Sept.  1635,  in  Sept.  and  Dec.  1636,  and  in  May  1639 ;  also  in 
1642  and  '43.  He  was  part  owner  of  a  mill,  of  which  Matthew  Cradock 
of  London  was  part  owner. 

"There  fell  out  a  case  between  Mr.  Dudley,  one  of  the  council,  (after- 
wards Governor)  and  Mr.  Howe,  a  ruling  elder  of  the  church  at  Watertown, 
about  a  title  to  a  mill.  The  case  is  too  long  here  to  report,  but  it  was  so  clear 
on  Mr.  Dudley's  part,  both  in  law  and  equity,  most  of  the  magistrates  also  and 
deputies  concurring  therein,  as  the  elders,  being  desired  to  be  present  at  the 
hearing  of  the  case,  they  also  consented  with  the  judgment  of  the  court,  before 
the  case  was  put  to  vote,  and  some  of  them  humbly  advised  the  court  that  it 
would  be  greatly  to  their  dishonor  and  an  apparent  injustice,  if  they  should 
otherwise  determine."  Governor  Bellingham  "took  upon  him  to  answer  all 
the  arguments,  but  so  weakly  as  many  were  ashamed  at  it."     (2  Winthrop  5.) 

"A  General  Court  held  at  Boston  Dec.  10,  '11 :  Whether  the  right  of  pres- 
ent possession  of  Watertowne  mill  w  ch  Mr.  Howe  doth  sue  for,  bee  due  to  him 
or  no?  The  vote  was  that  it  is  Mr.  Dudleys  &  not  Mr.  Hows."  (1  Col.  Rec. 
316.) 

He  died  June  24, 1644,  leaving  his  widow,  Margaret,  and  two  daugh- 
ters :  Sufferance,  wife  of  Nathaniel  Treadway  of  Watertown,  and  Anne, 
wife  of  John  Stone  of  Sudbury.  His  will  dated  June  13,  1644,  was 
probated  July  25,  1644.  After  some  specific  legacies,  he  gives 
"all  the  rest  of  my  estate,  howsinge,  Lands,  Chattels  &  moveable  goods  &  Debts 
to  my  wife.  If  she  shall  not  make  use  of  or  dispose  of  my  estate  during  her 
life,  what  she  leave,  Anne  Stone  shall  have  one  third  part  of  all  ye  Cattle ;  &  all 
ye  rest  of  ye  Cattle,  howsinge,  Lands  Debts  and  moveables  I  give  to  Nathaniel 

Treadaway. 

By  me  Edward  How" 

"In  answer  to  ye  petition  of  Mrs.  Margarett  Howe  &  Nathaniel  Treada- 
way, liberty  was  granted  them  to  drawe  two  butts  of  wyne  wch  they  ree'd  for 
debt,  wch  they  cannot  sell  without  great  losse  by  ye  butt.  By  both  howses." 
Ill  Col.  Rec.  81. 

His  widow  married  George  Bunker,  constable  of  Charlestown, 
"owner  of  the  summit  of  that  immortal  hill  of  glory  bearing  his  name" 
and  by  her  will  dated  Apl  8,  1647,  proved  Dec.  18,  1660,  gave  one  half 
her  estate  to  Nathaniel  Treadway,  one  third  to  John  Stone  and  one 
sixth  to  her  sister  Mary  Rogers  of  Bexteath,  Eng.  The  Inventory  was 
£216. 

Sufferance  Howe,  dau.  of  Edward  and  Margaret  Howe,  was  born 
about  1620  and  was  married  about  1639  to  Nathaniel  Treadway  of  Wa- 
tertown.    She  died  July  22,  1682,  having  borne  seven  children. 

108 


MORSK. 

Anthony  Moesb  was  born  May  !),  1600,  in  Marlborough,  Wiltshire, 

Eng. 

"South  "".    A  list  of  such  passengers  as  shipl  themselves  a1  the  town  of 
Hampton  in  The  James  of  London  of  iijc  tonnes 

Win.  Cooper  Mr.  Vrs,  N.  E.  in  Apl.  1635. 

#  *  *  #  * 

Anthony  Morse     /  .    „,  ,        ,, 

TiT-iv         tit  r  Jlarnirniiir h.  Shoemakers 

\\  llliiuu  Morse     ( 

Be  arrived  in  Boston  June  3,  1635,  and  was  made  freeman  May 
25,  1636.  Ho  was  a  man  of  courage,  energy,  enterprise  and  greal  in- 
tegrity of  character.  He  settled  in  Newbury,  and  so  did  bis  brothers 
William  and  Robert. 

William  Morse  and  his  wife  Elizabeth,  and  Caleb  Powell  were 
among  the  first  victims  of  legal  investigation  of  witchcraft  in  New 
England.  Powell  was  acquitted  after  a  lengthy  trial  at  which  Anthony 
Morse  testified  that  he  was  in  his  brother's  house  when  a 
"hamar  came  down  the  chimny,  and  within  a  litell  spas  of  tiem  aftar  that. 
came  a  pece  of  woud  about  a  fute  loung  and  within  a  litell  after  that  came 
down  a  fiar  brend." 

Elizabeth  was  found  guilty  May  20,  1680  of  having  "familiarity 
with  the  Divil"  and  was  sentenced  to  be  hanged,  but  was  afterward  re- 
prieved. He  died  Oct.  12,  1686.  His  children  were  by  his  first  wife 
Mary.     His  second  wife  died  childless  Mar  9,  1679-80. 

Children  : 

Anthony  I),  ab.  1638,  d.  Feby  25,  1677-8,    in.  Mary  Barnard. 

Benjamin  b.  Mar.  4,  1640,  m.  Ruth  Sawyer. 

(He  was  ancestor  of  the  East  Woodstock  Morses.) 

Sarah  b.  May  1,  1641,  m.  Amos  Stickney. 

Hannah  b.   1642, 

Lydia  b.  -May,  1645,  d.  May  8,  1647. 

Lydia  b.  Oct.  7,  1647,  d.  soon. 

Mary  b.  Apl.  9,  1649.  d.  June  14,  1662. 

Hester  b.  May  3,  1651.  m.  Robert  Holmes 

Joshua  b.  July  24,  1653,        d.  Mar.  28, 1691,        m.  Joanna  -      — • 

Anthony  Morse,  son  of  Anthony  and  Mary,  was  born  about  1638, 
in  Newbury  about  half  a  mile  south  of  the  most  ancient  cemetery  where 
traces  of  the  old  house,  a  few  rods  from  the  road,  are  yet  visible  (1850). 
He  succeeded  to  the  paternal  acres  and  lived  upon  them.  He  married 
May  8,  1660,  Elizabeth  Knight,  who  bore  him  four  children  and  died 
in  childbirth  July  29,  1667.  He  married,  second,  Mary,  dan.  of  Thomas 
Barnard,  Nov.  10,  1669.  She  also  bore  him  four  children.  He  died 
Feby.  25,  1677-8,  eight  years  before  his  father.  In  his  will,  dated  Feby. 
23,  1677-8,  he  names  his  wife  Mary  and  six  children.  It  is  signed  "An- 
thony Mors,  Jun."    Inventory  is  €221. 

109 


MY  ANCESTORS. 


Ruth 

Anthony 

Joseph 

Elizabeth 

John 

Mary 

Peter 

Sarah 


b.  May  20,  1661, 

b.  Jany  1,  1663, 

b.  July  29,  1665, 

b.  July  29,  1667, 

b.  Sept.  13,  1670, 

b,  Aug.  31,  1672, 

b.  Nov.  14,  1674, 


Children : 

d.  July  24,  1661. 
d.  Jany  29,  1722, 
d.  Jany  15,  1689, 
d.  Feby  25,  1677. 
d.  Oct.  30,  1721. 

d.  Nov.  2,  1721. 


m.  Sarah  Pike. 

in.  Lydia  Plummer. 

in.  Hannah  Williams, 
m.  Jabez  Corbin 
m.  Priseilla  Carpen- 
ter. 


b.  Nov.  23,  1676,        d.  July  7,  1677. 


Peter  Moese,  son  of  Lieut.  Anthony  Morse  and  Mary  Barnard,  was 
born  in  Newbury  Nov.  14,  1674.  He  removed  to  Woodstock  about  1698 
and  married  Dec.  22,  1698,  Priseilla,  dau.  of  John  Carpenter.  In  the 
Diary  of  John  May  are  the  following : 

"1717.  March  27,  28,  I  mortist  Posts  for  Peter  Morse."  "March  29,  1717 
Reckoned  with  Peter  Morse  and  on  ballance  of  all  accounts,  except  about  the 
posts,  and  I  remained  Ditto  to  him  12  and  10  Pence."  "March  25,  1719 
Reckon 'd  with  Peter  Mors  and  he — Debtor  to  me — 0:1 :0." 

He  died  of  small  pox  Nov.  2,  1721.  Fifty-two  lots  were  distributed 
at  Woodstock  Sept  11,  1725,  in  part  as  follows:  Lot  29  to  Jonathan 
Peake,  Lot  25  to  Samuel  Paine,  Lot  7  to  John  Child,  Lot  6  to  Heirs  of 
John  and  Peter  Morse  (lately  died  of  small  pox).  "During  the  summer 
of  1721  Woodstock  with  many  other  New  England  towns  suffered  from 
that  terrible  visitation,  small  pox, — six  persons  including  some  of  her 
leading  young  men  dying  of  that  disease. ' ' 


< 

Children : 

John 

b. 

Dec.  29,  1699, 

d.  Nov.  13,  1764, 

in. 

Sarah  Peake. 

Mary 

b. 

Mch.  3,  1701, 

m. 

Abraham  Paine 

Priseilla 

b. 

Sept.  23,  1702, 

m. 

Daniel  Lyon  1726. 

Rebecca 

b. 

July  26,  1704, 

d.  1720. 

Peter 

b: 

Feby  13,  1706, 

d.  1718. 

Joseph 

b. 

Oct.  14,  1707. 

d.  Mar.  1,  1777, 

m. 

Kezia  Cleveland. 

Anthony 

b. 

June  10,  1709, 

d.  Apl.  18, 1738, 

m. 

Mary  Manning 

Lydia 

b. 

Feby  1,  1711, 

d.  1737. 

Amos 

b. 

Oct.  13,  1712. 

in. 

Mary  Marscraft 

Esther 

b. 

Nov.  2,  1714, 

d.  1742, 

m. 

Elisha  Cleaveland 

Peter 

b. 

June  30.  1719. 

d.  Aug.  20,  1739, 

m. 

Mary  Sanger. 

Anna 

b. 

June  15,  1720, 

d.  1720. 

Abiel 

1 

Benjamin 

\ 

b.  May  1,  1722, 

posthumous. 

"Peter  Morse  and  Priseilla  Carpenter  had  fourteen  children.  Only  eight 
of  them  lived  to  manhood  and  two  of  them,  though  married,  died  childless, 
and  two  others  of  them  had  but  one  child  each  who  died  in  infancy.  The  pos- 
terity of  my  grandfather  Morse  were  chiefly  weakly  and  consumptive  and  most 
of  them  who  lived  to  manhood  died  of  that  complaint — none  of  them  arrived 
to  the  age  of  seventy  years."  (Birthday  reflections  of  Dea.  Jedidiah  Morse. 
MSS.) 


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MORSE. 

John  Morse,  sou  of  Peter  Morse  and  Priscilla  Carpenter,  was  born 
in  Woodstock  Doc  29,  K>!<!».  He  married  Feby  7,  17l'5,  Sarah  dau.  of 
Jonathan  Peake,  Jun.  ;m<l  settled  on  the  Morse  homestead,  iii  the 
diary  of  John  May  is  this  entry:  "December  17,  L731.  Then  Reckoned 
with  John  Morse  and  he  remained  Debtor  to  me  I  Ls-5."  Under  date  of 
Mar.  L756,  he  was  one  of  forty- four  signers  for  a  division  of  the  church 
as  opposed  to  the  Rev.  Abel  Stiles.  He  died  of  cancer  and  consumption 
Nov.  13,  1764. 

<  liildreu : 

Jedidiah     b.  July  8,  1726,         d.  Dec  29,  1819,         m.  Sarah  Child. 

John  b.  June  lti,  1728. 

Priscilla      b.  Feby.  2,  1730. 

Sarah  b.  June  5,  1732,  m.  John  Dodge  1750. 

Susanna      b.   Aug.  24,  1734,  in.   Benjamin  P>uj,r- 

bee. 
Rebecca      b.  Sept.  5,  1736. 
Lydia  b.  July  27,  1738,       d.  1754. 

Hannah       b.   Apl.  1,  1740. 
Mary  b.   Dec  25,  1742,         .1.  1754. 

Jonathan  b.  "Jany.  7.  1746,  d.  174!),  aged  3  years  and  4  months,  hav- 
ing read  the  Bible  twice  through,  committed  many  passages,  lead  the  de- 
votions of  the  family,  and  given  satisfactory  evidences  of  piety." 

Jedidiah  Morse,  son  of  John  Morse  and  Sarah  Peake,  was  born  in 
Woodstock  July  8,  1726.  He  married  Feby.  19,  1746-7,  Sarah,  dan.  of 
John  Child  and  Abigail  Aspinwall.  He  was  so  thoughtful  in  his  old 
age  as  to  put  in  writing  a  brief  sketch  of  his  life  from  which  I  take  the 
following  items : 

"Birthday  Reflections  with  a  Register  of  my  past  life— July  19,  1810—1 
am  now  84  years  old  this  day."  (Note  the  Eleven  days  lost  by  changing  from 
Old  Style  to  New  Style)  "Sept.  12,  1749,  tirst  freemen's  meeting  in  Woodstock 
under  jurisditcion  of  Conn.,  I  with  73  others  took  the  oath  of  freeman,  since 
which  time  my  whole  time  has  been  filled  up  annually  with  one  or  more  of 
the  following  public  concerns  in  the  town  where  I  was  horn. 

Dec.    4,  1752,     chosen  surveyor  of  highways,  served  six  years. 

Dec.    1,  1755,    chosen  lister,  served  seven  years. 

Dec.    7,  1761,    chosen  constable,  served  three  years. 

Dec.  5,  1763,  chosen  Selectman,  served  eighteen  years,  which  time  included 
last  year  of  Revolutionary  war. 

Apl.  9,  1764,  chosen  representative;  have  served  at  thirty  one  Assemblies — 
State  and  Special. 

Dec.  3,  1764,  chosen  Town  Clerk,  have  served  twenty  seven  years  and  six 
months.  I  have  recorded  2756  deeds,  leases  and  execu- 
tions; 1804  births;  377  marriages;  besides  all  town  votes 
and  other  proceedings  in  Town  and  Freemen's  meetings 
that  were  matters  of  public  record,  all  of  which  has  been 
done  without  any  compensation  or  reward. 

Dec.  14,  1767,  chosen  Clek  and  Treasurer  of  the  First  Society  in  Woodstock 
and  served  twenty  years. 

In  Ang.  1774,  Appointed  Justice  of  the  Peace  by  the  General  Assembly  and  so 
on  from  year  to  year  until  June  20,  1801.  783  judgments 
were  obtained  before  me  and  140  o+her  actions  settled.  I 
married  65  couples.     I  wrote  45  wills.     I  was  appointed 

111 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

Notary  Public  by  Gov.  Samuel  Huntington,   which  com- 
mission is  in  full  force  to  this  day. 
In  July  1763,     chosen  Deacon  with  Dea.  Wm.  Skinner  and  we  stood  together 
in  that  relation  to  ye  church  43  years  in  harmony  and  good 
agreement. 

I  have  served  my  fellow  men  for  about  50  years  in  the 
necessary,  the  fatiguing  business  of  a  farrier,  according  to  the 
best  of  my  skill  and  ability  both  night  and  day." 

From  Conn,  in  Revolution  (Hinman)  pg.  65  I  quote: 

"At  a  very  full  meeting  of  the  inhabitants  of  the  town  of 
Woodstock  legally  warned  and  held  at  said  Woodstock  on  the 
21st  day  of  June  1774,  Nathaniel  Childs,  Esq.,  was  chosen  Mod- 
erator. The  resolves  of  the  House  of  Rep.  of  this  Colony  in 
May  1774  were  read  and  then  voted  unanimously : 

That  the  thanks  of  this  town  be  given  to  Capt.  Elisha  Child 
and  Jedidiah  Moise,  Esq.,  the  representatives  of  this  corporate 
body  for  their  consenting  to  and  voting  the  above  resolves  in 
conjunction  with  the  other  representatives  of  this  colony  in 
General  Court  assembled — as  said  resolves  do  honor  to  the 
worthy  representatives  of  a  free,  loyal  and  virtuous  people,  are 
veiy  expressive  of  the  sentiments  of  the  inhabitants  of  this 
town  and  by  them  judged  necessary  in  such  a  day  as  this  when 
we  have  the  most  convincing  proof  of  a  fixed  and  determined 
plan  of  the  British  administration  to  overthrow  the  liberties 
of  America  and  subject  these  colonies  to  a  bondage  that  our 
fathers  did  not,  would  not, — fled  into  the  wilderness  that 
they  might  not,  and  God  grant  that  we,  their  posterity  never 
may — bear.  *  *  *  Voted  that  Capt.  Elisha  Child  Cha'les  C. 
Chandler,  Jedidiah  Morse,  Esqrs.  Capt.  Samuel  McClellan  and 
Nathaniel  Child,  Esq.  be  a  committee  for  maintaining  a  corre- 
spondence with  the  towns  of  this  and  the  neighboring  colonies." 

He  responded  to  the  Lexington  Alarm  in  1775,  but  served  only  two 
days.    He  died  Dec.  29,  1819,  aged  93. 


Children : 


Dorothy 

Jonathan 

Calvin 

Amos 

Amos 

Dorothy 

Lydia 

Jedidiah 


Leonard, 
Sarah 


b.  Dec.  20,  1747, 
b.  Apl.  30,  1750, 
b.  June  30,  1752, 
b.  Feby.  15,  1755, 
b.  Feby.  19,  1756, 
b.  Apl.  29,  1757, 
b.  June  22,  1759, 
b.  Aug.  23,  1761, 


d.  Apl.  20,  1755. 


■i.  Apl.  7,  1830, 
d.  Mar.  15,  1755. 
d.  Mav  7,  1756. 
d.  Nov.  23,  1814, 
d.  Dec.  9,  1792, 
d.  June  9,  1826, 


m.  Azubah  Lyon, 
m.  Sophia  Mason. 


m.  Silas  May. 
m.  Willard  Child, 
m.  Elizabeth  Ann 
Breese. 

He  was  the  Father  of  American  Geogranhy;  Pastor  of  the  First 
Cong'l  Church  of  Charlestown  from  his  installation  Apl.  30,  1789,  (Rev. 
Fliphalet  Lyman  was  a  member  of  the  council)  until  Aug.  1819 ;  Doc- 
tor of  Divinity;  and  father  of  Prof.  Samuel  Finley  Breese  Morse,  the 
Artist  and   Inventor  of  the  Electro-magnetic   telegraph. 

b.  Nov.  11,  1763,         d.  Dec.  16,  1765. 
b.  Jany.  2,  1765,  d.  Feby  5,  1765. 


112 


MOKKR. 


Dohotii  v  Moese,  dau.  of  Dea.  Jedidiah  Morse  and  Sarah  ( Ihild,  was 
born  in  Woodstock  Apl.  29,  17T)7.  She  was  married  Mar.  30,  1780,  to 
Silas  May  and  bore  him  five  children.  She  died  Nov.  23,  1814,  and 
lies  buried  beside  her  husband  near  the  center  of  the  cemetery  in  Easl 
Woodstock. 


In  Memory  of 
Mr.  Silas  May 
who  departed  this  life 
in  the  Christian  hope 
Decr.  26th  1805 
in  his  52d  year 
Jesus  can  make  a  dying;  bed 
Feel  soft  as  downy  pillows  are 
While  on  his  breast  I  lean  my  head 
And  breathe  my  life  out  sweetly  there. 


Sacred 
To  the  Memory  of 
Mrs.  Dorothy  May 
consort  of  Mr.  Silas  May 
who  died  Nov  23  1814 
In  the  58th  year  of  her  age. 
Friendship  below  must  be  dissolved 
But  if  our  Heav"  be  sure 
True  friendship  soon  shall  be  renew 'd 
To  be  dissolved  no  more. 


MY    AUNT    HANNAH    MAY    LIVED    AT    MY     FATHER'S    HOUSE     DURING    MY 
CHILDHOOD    AND    I    WAS    HER    ESPECIAL    CARE. 


Thomas  Barnard  of  Salisbury  by  his  wife  Helen  had  nine  children. 
He  was  killed  by  Indians. 

Children : 
Thomas       b.  May  10.  1641,  m.  Sarah. 

Nathaniel    b.  Jany  15,  1643. 
Martha 

i.i  i 

m.  Anthony  Morse, 
in.   William  Ilacket. 


Mary 

Sarah 

Hannah 

Ruth 

John 


b.  Sept.  22,  1615. 
b.  Sept.  28,  1647, 


b.  Nov.  24,  1649, 
b.  Oct.  16,  1651 
b.  Jany  12,  1655. 


m.  Benjamin  Stevens 


Daughter    b.  Jany  20,  1657. 


Mary  Barnard,  dau.  of  Thomas  and  Helen  Barnard,  was  born  Sept. 
22,  1645.  She  married  Nov.  10,  Ki69,  Anthony  Morse  2nd  and  bore  him 
four  children.  She  was  his  second  wife  and  after  his  death  on  Feby 
25,  1678,  she  married  for  a  second  husband  Philip  Eastman,  Aug.  22, 
1678. 

113 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

William  Caepenteb  came  to  America  in  the  ship  "Bevis,"  sailing 
from  Southampton  in  May  1638.  Among  the  sixty  one  passengers  were : 
"William  Carpenter  of  Wherwell  aged  62  years;  William,  his  son,  aged 
33  years;  his  son's  wife,  Abigail  aged  32  years  and  four  grandchildren 
of  ten  years  old  or  less."  He  was  a  carpenter  by  trade  and  of  the  ninth 
generation  from  John  Carpenter  who  was  a  member  of  Parliament  in 
1323.    He  returned  to  England  in  the  vessel  in  which  he  came. 

William  Carpenter,  son  of  William  Carpenter,  was  born  in  Eng- 
land in  1605,  came  to  America  in  1638,  and  settled  in  Weymouth  where 
he  was  made  freeman  May  13,  1640.  He  was  chosen  constable  Jany.  28, 
1640-1  and  representative  in  1641  and  1643.  He  removed  to  Rehoboth 
and  was  Town  Clerk  from  its  settlement  in  1643  until  1649.  He  was 
rated  at  £254:10:00  among  the  58  tax  payers  of  Rehoboth.  "The  31st 
of  Maie  1645,  at  a  meeting  of  the  town  upon  public  notice  given,  Stephen 
Paine  and  William  Carpenter  were  chosen  to  go  to  Plymouth  to  the 
Court  to  certify  the  town's  minds."    In  1656  he  served  again  as  deputy. 

' '  June  22"  1658 ;  At  a  town  meeting  lawfully  named,  lots  were  drawn 
for  the  meadows  that  lie  on  the  north  side  of  the  town  in  order  as  fol- 
loweth  according  to  person  and  estate :  No.  10  Stephen  Paine  Sen :  15 
Henry  Smith;  16  Will  Carpenter,  Sen;  25  Joseph  Peck;  29  Peter  Hunt; 
42  Stephen  Paine  Jun."  His  land  was  described  on  the  town  records 
about  1643  as 

"Two  acres  in  the  west  ffield,  etc.  ffower  acres  in  the  mill  ffield,  etc. 
Eighteen  acres  neare  the  ffresh  pond  etc.  Three  acres  in  Harrises  Rainge 
etc.  ffower  awes  in  Harrises  Rainge  etc.  ffower  acres  in  Harrises  Rainge 
etc.    Two  acres  of  ffresh  marse. 

He  was  appointed  Captain  in  1642  to  lead  troops  against  Samuel 
Gorton  and  others  who  were  attempting  to  dispossess  his  cousin  William 
Carpenter  of  Providence  and  others  of  their  land  in  Pawtuxit. 

He  left  a  will  dated  Dee,  10  (1658)  and  proven  Apl.  21,  1659,  in 
which  he  mentions  his  wife,  his  son  John  and  his  son,  son  William  and 
his  son  John,  son  Joseph  and  his  son  Joseph,  dau.  Hannah,  son  Abiah, 
dau.  Abigail,  son  (in  law)  John  Titus,  and  son  Samuel.  He  was  a  man 
of  good  estate  and  of  good  education  if  we  may  judge  from  his  will. 
He  named  many  books,  among  which  are 

"Dr.  Jarvis's  Catechism,  Helms'  History  of  the  World,  Perkins'  Christ's 
Sermon  on  the  Mount,  the  good  Bible,  Burroughs'  Jewel  of  Contentment,  The 
Oil  of  Gladness,  one  book  of  Psalms,  a  Dictionary,  Barrows  upon  Private  Con- 
tentions, Ainsworth  upon  the  five  books  of  Moses,  Canticle  and  Psalms,  and 
Mr.  Brightman  on  Revelation  and  my  concordance."  "I  give  to  my  son  Wil- 
liam the  young  grey  mare,  or  two  yearling  colts,  and  five  pounds  of  sugar  or 
wampum,  and  my  coate,  and  one  suit  of  apparel,  and  Mr.  Mahew  on  the  four 
Evangelists.  I  give  unto  him  my  Latin  books,  my  Greek  grammer,  and  Hebrew 
grammer  and  my  Greek  Lexicon,  and  I  give  to  him  10  pounds  of  cotton  wool ; 
and  to  his  son  John,  twenty  shillings  to  be  paid  to  him  a  year  after  my  de- 
cease." 

114 


CARPENTER. 


(  hildren  : 


John  b.  ab.  L628,  d.  May   23,   1695,       in.  Hannah  Hope. 

William       b.  ab.  1631,  d.  Jany.  26,  1703       m.   Priseilla   Bennett, 

2nd  Miriam  Searles 

Joseph         b.  ab.  1633,  buried  .May  6,  1675,  m.  Margarel   Sutton. 

Hannah       b.  Apl.  3,  1640,  m.  Joseph  Carpenter. 

Abiah  b.  Apl.  9,  1643,         d.  ab.  1700. 

Ahigail        b.  Apl.  9,  1643,  d.  Mar.  5,  1710.  in.  John  Titus.  Jr., 

2nd.  Jonah  Palmer, 
Jr. 

Samuel        b.  ab.  1644,  d.   Feby.  20,  1682-3;  m.  Sarah  Readaway. 

William  Carpenter,  sou  of  William  and  Abigail  Carpenter,  was 
born  in  England  about  1631.  He  came  to  America  with  bis  father  in 
1638  ami  was  a  fanner  in  Rehoboth.  He  was  elected  Town  Clerk  May 
13,  1668  and  held  the  office  until  his  death  in  1703,  excepting  one  year, 
1693.  He  was  Deputy  to  the  General  Court  at  Plymouth  in  1668  and 
was  chosen  Deacon  the  same  year.  In  1685  he  surveyed  the  North  Pur- 
chase (Attleboro)  into  83  fifty  acre  lots.  He  was  a  man  of  superior 
ability  and  noted  for  his  penmanship,  lie  married  Oct.  5,  1651,  Pris- 
eilla Bennett,  who  bore  him  four  children  and  died,  Oct.  20,  1663,  like 
Rachel  of  old  at  the  birth  of  her  son  Benjamin.  Without  great  delay 
he  married  Dec.  10,  1663,  Miriam  Searles,  who  bore  him  ten  children 
and  died  May  1,  1722,  aged  93  years.  He  died  Jany.  26,  1703,  aged  72 
years,  leaving  an  estate  valued  at  £215:5:4  including  hooks  £3:10: 

( Ihildren : 

John  b.  Oct.  1!),  1652,  m.   Rebecca       Reada- 

way, 2nd  Sarah 
Fuller,  widow  of 
Ralph   Day. 

William  b.  June  20,  1659,  d.  Mar.  10,  171S-K.  m.  Elizabeth  Robin- 
son. 

Priseilla      1).  July  24.  1661,  m.   Richard  Sweet. 

Benjamin     b.  Oct.  20,  1663,         d.  Apl.  18,  1738,        m.  Hannah  Strong. 


Josiah  b.  Dee.  18.  1664,  d.   Feb.  28.  1727,         m.   Elizabeth   Read. 

Nathaniel    b.  May  12,  1667,         d.  ab.  1741.  m.  Rachel       Cooper. 

2nd  Mary  Preston, 

3rd    Mary   Cooper. 

4th  Mary  Paeon. 
Daniel  b.  Oct.  8,  1669,  m.  Bethiah  Bliss, 

2nd  Elizabeth  But- 
terworth, 

3rd  Margarel 
Thurston. 

4th  Mary  Hunt. 

5th  Mary  Hyde. 
Noah  b.  March  28,  1672.     d.  Apl.  1756,  m.  Sarah  Johnson, 

2nd  Ruth  Follett, 

3rd  Tabitha 
Bishop. 

115 


MY  ANCESTORS. 


Miriam        b.  Oct.  16,  1674,  d.  May  21,  1706,        m.  Jonathan  Bliss. 

Obadiah      b.  Mar.  12,  1677-8,     d.  Oct.  25,  1749,       m.  Deliverance  Pres- 
ton. 

Ephraim      b.  Apl.  25.  1681,         d.  young. 

Ephraim      b.  Apl.  25,'  1683,  d.  Apl.  20,  1743,        m.  Hannah  Read, 

2nd  Martha  Ide. 

Hannah       b.  Apl.  10,  1684,  m.  Jonathan  Chaffee. 

Abigail        b.  Apl.  15,  1687,  d.  Jany  15,  1781,       m.  Daniel  Perrin  3d. 

John  Carpenter,  son  of  William  Carpenter  and  Priscilla  Bennett, 
was  born  in  Rehoboth,  Oct.  19,  1652.  About  1676  be  married  Rebecca, 
dau.  of  James  Readaway  of  Rehoboth.  He  married,  second,  Sarab, 
dau.  of  Thomas  Fuller  and  widow  of  Ralph  Day,  who  died  Oct.  21,  1694. 
He  was  a  carpenter  or  bousewrigbt  by  trade  and  lived  in  Rehoboth, 
Swansea,  Attleboro,  Dedham  and  Woodstock.  He  served  in  the  war 
against  King  Philip  and  afterwards  was  made  Captain.  He  advanced 
money  with  others  to  carry  on  that  war.    Among  the  number  were : 

£.  s.  d. 

Stephen  Paine  Jun.  10 :11 :5 

Samuel  Peck 9 :  2 :8 

Wid.   Carpenter 6  :  0  :6 

John  Carpenter 1 :18  :6 

Win.  Carpenter  (his  brother)  8:17:3 

He  moved  to  Woodstock  in  1690  and  in  1692  was  employed  in  fmish- 
ing  the  meeting  bouse.  His  estate  was  valued  at  £213.  His  wife,  Sarah, 
survived  him  and  married,  third,  Samuel  Ward.  He  seems  to  have  died 
prior  to  1714,  as  bis  name  is  not  included  in  a  deed  by  his  stepmother 
and  most  of  his  brothers  of  that  date,  but  his  son  Eliphalet,  does  sign 
the  deed  as  heir  of  his  grandfather. 

Children : 

Amos  b.  Dec.  19,  1677,         d.  July  6,  1681. 

Eliphalet     b.  Aug.   17,  1679,  m.     Rebecca  , 

2nd  Abigail  Bacon. 
Priscilla      b.  Jany  20,  1680-1,    d.  Aug.  3,  1759,         m.  Peter  Morse. 
Amos  b.  July  6,  1682. 

Dorothy      b.  Feby  9,  1683,  m.  Samuel  Bugbee. 

Jesse  b.  Mar.  29,  1686,  m.  Margaret  Bacon, 

2nd  Mary  Bacon. 
He  was  ancestor  through  Jesse  1716,  and  Amasa  1744,  (a  sergeant  in 
the  Revolution)   of  Cyril  1772,  who  m.  Abigail  May  and  was  father  of 
Jonathan,  who  m.  Ellen  Paine,  and  of  Prudence  who  m.  Dea.  Chester 
Child,  and  of  Lucy  who  m.  Daniel  Child. 
Ruth  b.  Feby  14,  1687. 

Amos  b.  Feby  12,  1689,       d.  Mar.  6,  1690-1. 

Martha       b.  Jany  30,  1691-2,    d.  May  12,  1692. 
Rebecca      b.  Nov.  4,  1694,  m.  Jonathan  Orms- 

by. 
Anna  b.  Mar.  1,  1697,  d.  Dec.  13,  1717. 

John 

Priscilla  Carpenter,  dau.  of  Capt.  John  Carpenter  and  Rebecca 
Readaway,  was  born  in  Rehoboth  Jany  20,  1680-1.  She  was  married 
in  Woodstock  Dec.  28,  1698,  to  Peter  Morse  and  died  Aug.  3,  1759,  hav- 
ing borne  him  fourteen  children. 

116 


I  {HAD  A  WAV. 


MY    FAMILY,    1894. 

James  Readaway,  Redwey,  Redway  or  Reddaway,  was  in  Reho- 
both  in  1646.  He  was  probably  the  father  of  John,  who  was  the  father 
of  James  b.  Jan.  10  1679  and  John,  b.  Sept.  10,  1682;  and  also  the  father 
of  Sarah  who  ni.  Samuel  Carpenter  May  25  1660  and  was  buried  Oct. 
28,  1676.     (Savage). 


Children: 

John  I).  Doc  10,  1644. 

Mary  b.  May  27,  1646. 

Martha  b.   Mar.  15,  1618. 

James  b.  Mar.  1650. 

Liddia  1).  May  30,  1652. 

Rebecka  b.  Feby  1654. 

(Vital  Statistics   of   Rehoboth— Arnold.) 


in.  Preserved  Abell 


m.  John  Carpenter. 


Rebecca  Readaway  was  born  in  Rehoboth  Feby  1654  and  married 
Capt.  John  Carpenter  about  1676.  She  died  prior  to  her  husband,  hav- 
ing borne  him  twelve  children. 


117 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

Christopher  Peake  was  made  freeman  in  Eoxbury  Mar.  4,  1635. 
He  was  a  member  of  Eliot's  church  before  he  married  Dorcas  French 
on  Jany  3,  1636.  He  died  May  22,  1666.  His  will  proven  Aug.  2,  1666. 
was  witnessed  by  Edward  Bridge  and  Edward  Morris  and  names  his 
wife  Dorcas  and  five  children  and  mentions  his  tan  yard. 

Children : 

Jonathan  b.  Dec.  17.  1637. 

Dorcas  b.  Mar.  1,  1640. 

Hannah  b.  Jany.  25,  1643. 

Joseph  b.  Feby  12,  1645. 

Infant  b.  and  d.  Mar.  30,  1647. 

Infant  b.  and  d.  Apl.  6,  1648. 

Ephraiiii  b.  Mar.  16,  1652. 

Sarah  b.  Jany  9,  1656. 

Jonathan  Peake,  son  of  Christopher  Peake  and  Dorcas  French, 
was  born  in  Eoxbury  Dec.  17,  1637.  Among  the  36  petitioners  for  a 
grant  of  land  in  the  Nipmuck  country  (Woodstock)  in  1683  are  Peter 
Aspinwall,  Jonathan  Peake,  Edward  Morris,  Henry  Bowen  and  John 
Leavens.  He  married,  Aug.  15,  1660,  Sarah,  dau.  of  Lieut.  William 
and  Elizabeth  French,  and  died  in  Woodstock  June  2,  1700. 

Children : 

d.  Sept.  20,  1744. 

(1.  Oct,  1666. 

in.  June  21  1702 
Mary  Stratton. 


Hannah 

Jonathan 

John 

Christopher 

Christopher 

b. 
b. 
b. 

b. 

June  10.  1661. 
Oct.  10.  1663, 
Apl.  9,  1665. 

Feby  9,  1668, 

John 

Joseph 

Sarah 

William 

Elizabeth 

b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 

Apl.  13,  1670. 
Dee.  20,  1671. 
May  18.  1673. 
Jany  12.  1675 
Au?.  9,  1680. 

Jonathan  Peake,  son  of  Jonathan  Peake  and  Sarah  Frencb,  was 
born  in  Roxbury,  Oct.  10,  1663  and  bapt.  Oct.  18.  He  was  one  of  the 
first  39  to  settle  in  Woodstock  in  Apl.  1687.  He  was  chosen  surveyor  in 
Nov.  1690.  John  Holmes  and  Jonathan  Peake  were  directed  Oct.  9, 1710, 
"to  meet  committees  from  Killingly  and  Mashamoquet  (Pomfret)  at 
sun  one  hour  high  at  farthest  on  Friday  next  if  it  be  fair,  if  not,  the 
next  fair  day,  to  advise  and  state  a  suitable  place  on  Quinebaug  River 
where  it  may  be  most  commodious  for  a  bridge."  He  married,  about 
1690,  Hannah,  dau.  of  John  Leavens  and  Hannah  Woods.  He  died 
Sept.  20,  1744. 

118 


PBAKE. 


(  'liililrcn  : 


Joseph  b.  Nov.  23,  1691. 

Bannah  b.  Nov.  II.  L693. 

Dorcas  b.  Feby  29,   L696. 

Bethiah  b.  Peby  20,  1698, 

Abigail  b.  Apl.  7,  1700. 

Sarah  b.  Apl.   18,   1702, 

Catherine  b.  Aug.  20,  1704. 

Jonathan  b.  1706, 

Ephraim  b.  May  9,  1709. 


d.  Mar.  15,  1801, 
d.  Aug.  23d  1744. 


in.  Dea.  Edward 

Morris. 

in.  -Inliii  Morse. 


Sarah  Peake,  dan.  of  Jonathan  Peake  and  Hannah  Leavens,  was 
horn  in  Woodstock  Apl.  18,  1702.  She  was  married  Peby.  7,  172.1,  to 
John  Morse  of  Woodstock.  "Sarah  Peake  Morse  <  1  i<-» I  March  15,  1801, 
aged  9D  years,  lacking  44  days.  She  had  ten  children — 3  of  whom  died 
in  infancy — 72  grandchildren,  21!)  of  the  4th  and  18  of  the  5th  genera- 
tion, total  319."  (Birthdav  Reflections  by  Dea.  Jedidiah  Morse  in 
MSS.). 


My   Brother, 
DR.    ALBERT   G.    PAINE. 


His    Grandson. 
JOHN    ROBERT    PAINE. 


119 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

William  French  was  born  in  Halstead,  Essex  Co.  Eng.  March  15. 
1603.  He  was  a  tailor  and  came  to  America  with  the  Rev.  Thomas 
Shepard  in  the  "Defence"  in  1635,  bringing  his  wife  Elizabeth  and 
four  children.  He  settled  at  Cambridge  and  in  1652  was  one  of  13  pe- 
titioners for  the  separation  of  Billerica,  formerly  Shawshin,  from  Cam- 
bridge. In  1647  he  was  Lieutenant  and  afterward  Captain  of  Militia. 
In  1659  he  was  authorized  to  solemnize  marriages  within  Billerica  and 
Chelmsford.    He  was  selectman  1660-4  and  1670-3. 

"17  December  1660  Leften'  Will  French  is  chosen  Deputy  for  this 
Town  for  the  Next  Genr1  Court  and  no  longer."  Two  days  later  he 
was  in  his  seat  at  Boston,  the  first  Deputy  from  Billerica.  He  was 
chosen  again  in  1663.  In  1661  the  town  appoint  Lieut,  ffrench,  John 
Parker,  Ralph  Hill,  Sen.  and  Will  Gay  to  sett  in  the  Deacon's  seat. 

He  was  a  man  of  some  education,  but  he  was  not  the  town  clerk  who 
wrote : 

"1,  5,  61.  The  Townsmen  doe  agree  yt  Lieftenent  "Will  ffrench  and  Ralph 
Hill  senior  doe  take  care  and  (examine)  the  SEvril  fanielies  in  or  Towne, 
whethr  there  children  and  servants  are  Taught  in  the  precepts  of  relidione,  in 
reding  and  lerninge  there  Catechism." 

He  was  the  author  of  the  famous  tract  entitled  "Strength  out  of 
weakness"  published  in  London  and  reprinted  by  the  Boston  Historical 
Society.    His  wife  died  March  31,  1668,  and  lie  married  May  6,  1669, 

Mary  Lathrop  of  Barnstable,  dau.  of and  widow  of  John 

Stearns  of  Billerica.    He  died  Nov.  20,  1681. 


Children : 


Francis 

b. 

1624. 

Elizabeth 

b. 

1629, 

Mary 

b. 

1633. 

John 

b. 

1635,                        d.  Oct.  1712, 

Sarah 

b. 

Mar.  1638,              d.  Oct.  14,  1691, 

Jacob 

b. 

Jany  16,  1639-40,  d.  May  20,  1713. 

Hannah 

b. 

Apl.  12,  1611,         d.  June  20,  1642 

Hannah 

b. 

Feby  16,  1644, 

Samuel 

b. 

Dec.  3,  1645,           d.  July  15,  1646 

Samuel 

b. 

1648. 

By  second  wife. 

Mary 

b. 

Apl.  3,  1670. 

Sarah  (?) 

b. 

Oct.  22,  1671. 

Abigail 

b. 

Apl.  14,  1673,         d.  Apl.  13,  1674. 

m. 


Ellis. 


m.  Abigail  Coggan. 
m.  Jonathan  Peake. 
m.  Mary  Champney. 

m.  John  Brackett. 


Saeah  French,  dau.  of  Lieut.  William  French  and  Elizabeth 
French,  was  born  in  Cambridge,  Mass.  in  Mar.  1638.  She  married  Aug 
15,  1660,  Jonathan  Peake  of  Roxbury  and  died  in  Woodstock  Oct.  14, 


1694,  having  borne  ten  children. 


120 


LEAVENS. 

John  Leavens  and  his  wife  Elizabeth  sailed  from  London  Mar.  '•*, 
1632,  in  the  "William  and  Francis"  and  settled  in  Roxbury.  Ee  owned 
the  triangular  space  between  Dudley  and  Warren  streets  extended  to 
include  eleven  acres.  In  L637  he  sold  seven  acres  to  Joseph  Warren, 
grandfather  of  General  Joseph  Warren,  the  hero  of  Bunker  Bill.  Ee 
was  made  freeman  Mar.  4.  1634.     His  wife  Elizabeth  died  after  a  very 

long  illness  and  was  buried  <  let.  10,  L638.     1  Ce  married,  se< d,  on  July 

5,  ](;:;!),  Rachel  Wright  "a  godly  maid"  says  the  church  record.  Both 
were  members  of  John  Eliot's  church.  He  died  of  palsy  Nov.  L5,  Lb46, 
"an  ancient  godly  Christian."  The  inventory  of  his  estate  is  dated 
June  30,  1648. 

( Ihildren  : 

John  1).  Apt.  27,  1640. 

-lames  b.    1642. 

Andrew      b-  Sept  n'  1644'  "Twin  children  of  John  Leavens  in 

the  63rd  year  of  his  age;  a  double 
blessing"  says  the  church  record. 
Peter  d.  1644.    Andrew  d.  Jany.  1645. 

Rachel         b.  1646. 

.John  Leavens,  son  of  Jobn  Leavens  and  Rachel  Wrigbt,  was  horn 
in  Roxbury  Apl.  27,  1640.  He  was  a  carpenter.  Be  married  .June  7, 
1665,  Hannah,  eldest  dan.  of  John  and  Mary  Woods  of  Sudbury.  She 
died  when  her  first  born  Hannah  was  one  week  old  and  he  removed  to 
Stratford  and  married  second,  Elizabeth,  who  was  the  mother  of: 

Peter  b.  Nov.  15,  1677. 

•Tames  b.  Oct.  14,  1679. 

John  b.  Dee.  10,  1681. 

Joseph  b.  Nov.  15,  1683. 

Rachel  b.  Dec.  10.  1685. 

Benjamin  b.  Apl.  15,  1602. 

His  name  appears  in  the  distribution  of  Woodstock  lots  made  at 
Roxbury,  Aug.  28,  1686,  with  others  in  part  as  follows: 

Matthew  Davis  had  Lot  8,  16  acres. 

Jonathan  Peake  had  Lot  17.  20  acres. 

John  Leavens  had  Lot  25.  partly  located  in  the  "Fair  Grounds." 

Henry  Bowen  had  Lot  5,  15  acres. 

John  Butcher  had  Lot  15,  16  acres,  purchased  later  by  Samuel  Paine. 

Clement  Corbin  had  Lot  43,  a  little  later 

Nathaniel  Aspinwall,  Lot  24. 

He  was  among  the  first  settlers  of  Woodstock  and  was  chosen  se- 
lectman in  Nov,  1690  In  n«»t  1R91  John  Leavens,  Edward  Morris, 
Jonathan  Peake  and  John  Chandler,  Sen.,  were  appointed  a  committee 
for  building  a  meeting  house,  30  ft.  long,  24  ft.  wide,  with  14  feet  stud. 
He  died  about  1696  and  his  widow  married  Mar.  24,  1698-9  Peter  As- 
pinwall (son  of  Peter  Aspinwall  and  Remember  Palfrey).  "Peter  was 
a  meek  sensible  man  and  a  Deacon.  His  wife  was  not  so  meek  for  while 
the  wife  of  John  Leavens,  she  was  fined  tor  'rayling  and  Libelling'." 

121 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

Hannah  Leavens,  dau.  of  John  Leavens  and  Hannah  Woods,  was 
born  in  Roxbury,  Oct,  17,  1666,  and  died  in  Woodstock  Oct.  16,  1756. 
She  married,  about  1690,  Jonathan  Peake  and  had  11  children,  76  grand 
children,  114  great  grand  children  and  2  great  great  grand  children. 
Total  203.    She  lies  buried  by  her  husband  on  Woodstock  Hill. 


In  memory  of 
Mr.  Jonathan  Peake 
who  departed  this 
Life  September  ye 

20,  1744  in 

ye  81st  year  of  his 

Age. 


In  memory 

of  Mrs.  Hannah 

Peake 

ye  wife  of  Mr. 

Jonathan  Peake 

Decd.  October  16th 

1756  in  ye  90th 

year  of  her  age. 


John  Woods  of  Sudbury  was  a  pin  maker  in  1639.  He  sold  his  Sud- 
bury land  Sept.  29  1663  and  removed  to  Marlboro  with  his  wife 
Mary.  He  was  the  sergeant  in  one  of  the  Marlboro  garrison  houses 
with  his  sons,  John,  James  and  Isaac,  in  Oct.  1675.  He  died  July  10, 
1678  and  his  widow  in  1690  aged  80  years. 


Children : 

Hannah 

b. 

about  1640. 

John 

b. 

May  8,  1641. 

Frances 

b. 

Mch.  10,  1645. 

James 

b. 

July  18,  1647. 

Catherine 

Isaac 

b. 

July  14,  1655. 

m.  John  Leavens. 


Hannah  Woods,  dau.  of  John  and  Mary  Woods,  was  born  about 
1640.  She  married,  June  7,  1665,  John  Leavens  of  Roxbury  and  died, 
Oct.  24, 1666,  when  her  first  born  Hannah  was  one  week  old. 


MY    AUNT     LYDIA     MAY. 

122 


SIDNEY    PAINE    JOHNSTON, 
Son   of   my   sister    Harriet.      Born    1869.      Died    1905. 


123 


ANCESTORS  OF  MOTHER'S  MOTHER 


Richard  Lyman 
Sarah  Osborne 

Thomas  Ford 
Jane 


Joseph  Loom  is 
Mary  White 

Thomas  Scott 
Ann 


John  Webster 
Agnes  Shotwell 


Thomas  Ford 
Jane 


Simon  Huntington 
Margaret  Baret 

John  Clark 
William  Gager 


Thos.  Leffingwell 

Rirhard  Rushnell 
•Mary  Marvin 

Thomas  Tracy 
Mary  Mason 

tSimon  Huntington 
Sarah  Clark 


Matthew  Marvin 
Mary 


Matthew  Marvin 
Marv 


Richard  Lyman 
Hepzibah  Ford 
John  Cowles 
Hannah 
John  Loomis 
Elizabeth  Scott 
John  Marsh 
Ann  Webster 
William  Clark 
Sarah 

John  Strong 
Abigail  Ford 


Simon  Huntington 
Sarah  Clark 
lohn  Gager 
Elizabeth 
Thos.  Leffingwell 
Mary  Bushnpll 
■^olomon  Tracy 
Sarah  Huntington 
Thomas  Tracy 
Mary  Mason 
Thomas  Adgate 
Mary  Marvin 
Thoma"  Leffingwell 

Richard  Bushnell 
Marv  Marvin 


Richard  Lyman 


Elizabeth  Cowles 


Joseph  Loomis 


Hannah  Marsh 


William  Clark 


Hannah  Strong 


\ugustine 
Williams 


Jonathan  Lyman 


Lydia  Loomis 


William  Clark 


Hannah 


Simon  Huntington 


Lydia  Gager 


Thos.  Leffingwell 


Lydia  Tracy 


Daniel  Tracy 


Abigail  Adgate 


Thomas 
Leffingwell 


Mary  Bushnell 


Jethia  William? 


Ebenezer 
Huntington 


Jonathan  Lyman 


lethia  Clark 


Nmon  Huntingto1 


Sarah  Leffingwel 


Daniel  Tracy 


Abigail 

Leffingwell 


lannah  Tracy 


^Hphalet  Lyman 


Hannah 
Lyman 


lannah 
FTuntineton 


"Daughter  of  Mitt te.v  Mvvn  ml     It 
tSon  of  Simon  Huntington  aa\  Mvn.tr. 


y 

»    tiret 


124 


LYMAN. 

Richard  Lyman  \v;is  horn  in  High  Ongar,  Essex  Co.  Eng.  about 
25  miles  S.  E.  from  London.  Ee  was  baptized  Oct.  30,  L580.  He  mar- 
ried Sarah  Osborne,  dau.  of  Roger  Osborne  of  Halstead  in  Kent.  With 
his  wife  and  five  children  be  sailed  from  Bristol  in  Aug.  L631  in  the 
"Lion"  with  the  apostle  Eliot  and  the  family  of  Gov.  Winthrop,  arriv- 
ing before  Boston,  Nov.  4.  He  settled  in  Charlestown,  joining  Eliot's 
church  in  Roxbury;  made  freeman  June  11,  1635,  and  with  100  others, 
departing  Oct.  15,  1635,  on  (hat  memorable  two  weeks  journey  of  the 
Rev.  Thos.  Hooker  and  his  company  through  the  trackless  wilderness 
to  Hartford.    Eliot  writes  of  him: 

"He  came  to  New  England  in  the  9th  month,  L631.  He  broughl  children, 
Phillis,  Richard,  Sarah  and  John,  lie  was  an  ancienl  Christian,  hut  weake) 
yet  after  some  time  of  tryal  and  quickening  he  joyned  the  church;  when  1 1n- 
great  removal  was  made  to  Conn,  he  also  went,  and  underwent  much  affliction  ; 
for  going  toward  winter  his  rattle  were  lost  in  driving  and  never  were  found 
again;  and  the  winter  being  cold  and  lie  ill  provided  he  was  sick  and  melan- 
choly; yet  after,  he  had  some  reviving  through  God's  mercy,  and  died  in  the 
year  1640." 

His  name  is  on  the  stone  column  erected  in  memory  of  the  first 
settlers  of  Hartford  near  the  Centre  Church.  His  house  lot  was  on  the 
south  side  of  Buckingham  St.  between  Main  and  Washington.  His  will, 
the  first  on  record  at  Hartford  is  dated  Apl.  22,  1(540,  and  was  probated 
Jany  27,  1642.  Inventory  £83:16:2.  His  widow  died  between  the  date 
and  probate  of  the  will. 

Children : 

Phillis  bapt.  Sept.  12.  1611,  m.  William  Hills. 

Richard  bapt.   July   18,   1613,d.  young. 

William  buried    at   High    Ongar,  Aug.  28,  1615. 

William  bapt.  Sept.  8,  1616,     d.  Nov.  1616. 

Richard  bapt.  Feby.  24,  d.  June  3,  1662,  m.  Hepzihah  Ford. 

1617-8, 

Sarah  bapt.  Feby.  8,  1620, 

Anne  bapt.  Apl.  12,  1621,   d.  young. 

John  b.  Sept.  16,  1623,       d.  Aug.  20,  1690,        m.  Dorcas  Plumb. 

Robert  b.  Sept.  1629,  m.  Hepzihah  Bascom. 

Richard  Lyman,  son  of  Richard  Lyman  and  Sarah  Osborn,  was 
born  in  England  and  bapt,  Feby.  24,  1618.  He  married  about  1641  Hep- 
zihah, dau.  of  Thomas  Ford  of  Windsor.  She  survived  him  and  mar- 
ried, second,  John  Marsh  of  Hadley.  He  resided  in  Windsor  for  some 
time  and  about  1655  removed  with  his  two  brothers  to  Northampton, 
where  he  was  chosen  one  of  the  first  selectmen  and  was  active  in  public 
affairs  until  his  death  June  3,  1662. 

Children : 

m.   Joseph   Dewey 
m.  John  Marsh.  Jr. 
d.  Nov.  4,  1708.  m.  Elizabeth  Coles. 

m.   Joshua    Pomerov. 


m.  Job   Pomeroy, 
She  was  fined  10  s.  in  1676  for  wearing  silk. 

125 


Hepzihah 

b. 

Sarah 

b. 

Richard 

b. 

1647, 

Thomas 

Eliza 

John 

Joanna 

b. 

1658. 

Hannah 

h. 

July  8,  1660. 

MY  ANCESTORS. 


Richard  Lyman,  son  of  Richard  Lyman  and  Hepzibah  Ford,  was 
born  in  Windsor  in  1647,  removed  with  his  father  to  Northampton  in 
1654  or  5  and  married  there,  May  26, 1675,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  John  Coles 
or  Cowles  of  Hatfield.  In  1696  he  removed  to  Lebanon.  Was  selectman 
in  1700  and  1701,  and  died  Nov.  4,  1708. 


Samuel 
Richard 


John 

Isaac 

Jonathan 

Elizabeth 

David 

Josiah 

Anne 


Children : 
b.  Apl.,  1676,  m.  Elizabeth  Fowler 

b.  Apl.,  1678.  m.  Mary  Woodward. 

Ancestors  of  Dr.  Henry  M.  Lyman,  David  B.  Lyman  and  Fran- 
cis 0.  Lyman  of  Chicago  through  four  David  Lymans. 


b.  July  6,  1680, 
b.  Feby..  20,  1682, 
b.  Janv.  1,  1684, 
b.  Mch.  23,  1685, 
b.  Nov.  28,  1688. 
b.  Feby.  6,  1690. 


d.  Aug.  11,  1753, 


m.  Hannah  Dibble, 
m.  Abigail  Pomeroy. 
m.  Lydia  Loomis. 


Jonathan  Lyman,  son  of  Richard  Lyman  and  Elizabeth  Coles,  was 
born  in  Northampton  Jany  1,  1684,  removed  to  Lebanon  in  1696  and 
married  about  1707  Lydia,  dau.  of  Dea.  Joseph  Loomis  of  Windsor. 
He  was  a  farmer.  He  was  selectman  in  1729.  He  died  at  Lebanon  Aug. 
11, 1753. 

Children  : 


Jonathan 

Lydia 

Jonathan 

Sarah 

Hannah 

Joseph 

Jacob 

Rachel 

Zeriah 

Elijah 

Anna 


b.  Sept.  19,  1708, 
b.  Nov.  23,  1709, 
b.  Apl.  23,  1712. 
b.  Janv  24,  1713, 
1).  Feby  15,  1715, 
b.  July  3,  1718, 
b.  May  4,  1721, 
b.  May  4,  1721, 
b.  Apl.  14,  1723, 
b.  July  21,  1727. 
b.  Jany  28,  1731, 


died  early. 

m. 
d.  July  28,  1792,  m. 
m.  William  Hunt,  1734 
m.  Simeon  Hunt,  1736. 
m.  Joanna  Loomis,  1741. 
m.  Mehitable  Bushnell,  1745 
m.  Edmund  Grandy,  1745.: 
m.  Samuel  Bushnell,  1743. ; 
m.   Esther   Clark,   1719.     ' 


Thomas    Webster 
Bethiah  Clark. 


d.  1823,  m.  Isaiah  Tiffany, 

Jonathan  Lyman,  son  of  Jonathan  Lyman  and  Lydia  Loomis,  was 
born  in  Lebanon  Apl.  23.  1712.  He  married  Bethia,  dau.  of  William 
Clark  and  Bethia  Williams,  Oct.  2, 1735,  and  died  July  28,  1792.  He  was 
a  farmer,  also  a  tanner  and  currier.    He  was  selectman  1760-4. 


Jonathan 

William 

Rachel 

Bethia 

Lydia 

Sarah 

Joseph 


Lydia 
EHphalet 

David 
Asa 


C 
b.  May  8,  1737, 
b.  Aug.  12,  1738, 
b.  March  20,  1710, 
b.  Oct.  15,  1741, 
b.   Dec.   11,   1743. 
b.  Jany  8,  1747. 
b.  Apl.  3,  1749, 


b.  Aug.  1,   1751, 
b.  March  5,  1754. 

b.  May  11,  1756, 
b.  Oct.  31,  1757. 


hildren  : 
Grad.  Yale  1758,       d.  May  4,  1766. 
m.  Mary  Parker,         d.  Apl.  2,  1827. 
m.  —  Emmons,  1791. 
m.  Joseph  Leach,  1765. 


m.  Hannah  Huntington,  dau.  of  Simon  and 

Sarah.     Grad.   Yale   1769:   Pres.   A.  B. 

C.  F.  M.  1823-6,  was  D.  D.  and  56  years 

pastor  in  Hatfield, 
m.  Elias  Peck, 
in.  Hannah  Huntington,  dau.  of  Simon  and 

Hannah. 

d.  May  14,  1760. 

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I.V.MAX. 

Eliphalet  Lyman,  son  of  Jonathan  Lyman  and  Bethiab  Clark,  was 
bornin  Lebanon  March  5,  L754.  He  graduated  al  Yale  in  L776,  studied 
theology  in  New  Haven  and  was  ordained  as  pastor  al  Woodstock 
Sept.  2,  177D,  his  first  and  only  charge. 

His  settlement  was  £200  with  a  salary  of  t:7o  an. I  twenty  curds  of 
firewood  annually.  He  was  known  to  lie  a  firm  adherent  of  the  Cam 
bridge  platform  which  was  a  good  recommendation  with  the  sound 
Puritan  faith  maintained  at  Woodstock.  In  L815  this  church  after  an 
opposition  of  more  than  100  years  gave  in  its  adherence  to  the  Saybrook 
platform  and  joined  the  Conn,  consociation. 

During  his  forty  two  years  of  continuous  service  he  was  never  de- 
tained from  his  pastoral  duties  on  the  Lord's  day  by  sickness.  He 
was  a  very  dignified  and  austere  man  and  his  sermons,  of  which  I  have 
one  before  mo,  are  samples  of  the  strong  meat  on  which  our  fathers 
were  fed.  Apparently  he  thought  well  of  this  one  and  perhaps  this 
brought  him  the  call  to  Woodstock,  and  lie  even  thought  it  fit  to  preach 
at  his  old  home,  ten  days  after  his  ordination,  and  a  month  later  in 
Norwich,  while  on  his  wedding  journey. 

His  large  illustrated  quarto  family  Bible  printed  in  1802  is  now 
in  my  possession  and  contains  his  family  record  and  his  autograph 
signature.  When  Woodstock  Academy  was  founded  Jany  12,  1801, 
"It  was  proposed  that  thirty  two  men  should  each  contribute  the  worth 
of  $100.  Priest  Lyman  headed  the  list  and  rode  all  about  town  and 
secured  the  requisite  subscribers."  It  was  formally  opened  Peby  4, 
1802  with  100  pupils.  Board  was  five  shillings  (83  l/3c)  per  week. 
Eliphalet  Lyman  and  Ebenezer  Smith  are  named  in  the  charter  granted 
in  1802.  Who  shall  measure  the  benefits  to  mankind  growing  out  of 
such  efforts  and  sacrifices  ? 

In  1820,  when  a  new  church  building  was  proposed  a  committee  con- 
sidered with  him  the  arrears  of  his  salary,  and  found  the  amount  due 
with  interest  to  be  $3300.  He  agreed  to  take  $300.  in  full  satisfaction, 
and  an  annual  salary  of  $275.  in  lien  of  the  original  contract  for  £70 
and  20  cords  of  firewood.  When  the  new  church  was  completed,  the 
society,  as  is  frequently  the  case,  desired  a  new  preacher  also,  and  he 
resigned  in  1821  but  was  not  dismissed  until  Dec.  15,  1824.  He  married 
Oct.  1779  Hannah,  dan.  of  the  Rev.  Simon  Huntington  and  Hannah 
Tracy  of  Norwich  and  died  Feb'y  2,  1836. 

Children  : 

Hannah       b.  June  15,  1780,         d.  June  2.  1865,  m.  Chester  May  1806. 

Eliphalet     b.  Sept.  11.  1781,        d.  July  19.  1858,  m.  Abigail  Ripley 
John            b.  July  3,  1783,            d.  Aug.  10.  1783. 

Daniel         b.  Sept.  5,  1784          d.   Meh.  5,   1870,  m.   Frances   Eldridge 

Parents    of    Harriet    Lyman    Huntington    and  grandparents    of    Harriet 

Huntington  Smith  and  Mary  Haines. 

Pollv  h.  Julv  22,  1786.  d.  Mar.  28,  1882,        m.  Elias  Snow  1821. 

Lucy  b.  .May  2,  1788,  d.  Jany  6.  1791. 

Asa'  b.  Oct.  15, 1789,  d.  Nov.  25,  1789. 

Asa  1).  Feby  19,  1792,  d.  Oct.  4.  1831. 

Joseph  h.  Aug-.  26,  1794.  m.  Mary  P.  Briggs,  1822. 

Hunting-ton  b.  March  8,  1797.       d.  Jany  25,  179S. 

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I,  V.MAX. 


HANNAH    LYMAN    MAY. 
My    Mother's    Mother. 


129 


MY  ANCESTOKS. 

Hannah  Lyman,  dau.  of  Eliplialet  Lilian  and  Hannah  Huntington, 
was  born  in  Woodstock  June  15,  1780,  somewhat  prematurely,  as  the 
result  of  her  mother's  fall  from  a  horse.  She  was  of  very  diminutive 
size  at  birth  and  in  old  age,  as  I  remember  her,  was  small,  very  wrin- 
kled and  without  teeth.  She  was  married,  Dec.  24,  1806,  to  Chester 
May  and  bore  him  nine  children.  After  his  death  in  1854  she  kept  house 
with  three  maiden  daughters,  and  sometimes  four,  in  the  house  then 
owned  by  her  son  Lyman  and  since  by  his  son  Chester.  I  enjoyed  fre- 
quent visits  there,  and  shall  always  remember  her  family  prayers,  large- 
ly made  up  of  quotations  from  Scripture,  following  a  selection  from 
the  Bible  read  by  one  of  my  aunts.  A  few  weeks  before  her  death, 
which  occurred  June  2,  1865.  she  suffered  greatly  from  religious  doubts 
and  fears,  but  this  was  followed  by  great  peace  and  she  passed  away 
in  the  assurance  of  a  blessed  immortality.  Her  body  rests  by  the  side 
of  her  husband's  in  the  cemetery  in  East  Woodstock. 


Chester  May 

Died 

July  31  1854 

Aged  73 


Hannah  L. 

wife  of 

Chester  May 

died  June  2  1865 

Aet.  85. 


My  Aunt, 
NANCY   MAY  CHILD. 


130 


FORD. 

Thomas  Ford  came  from  England  in  the  "Mary  and  John"  (Capt. 
Squeb)  leaving  Plymouth  March  20,  L630,  and  with  John  Strong  and 
others  founded  Dorchester.  lie  is  named  as  one  of  six  "past  middle 
life  with  adult  families  and  good  estates."  He  was  sworn  in  as  free- 
man May  IS,  1631.  He  removed  to  Windsor  in  L636,  and  was  deputy  to 
the  General  Court  1037  '8  '!)  and  '40.     lie  was  grand  juror  in  L643. 

"Feby.  1639.  Because  the  workmen  are  much  taken  up  in  making 
a  bridge  and  a  meeting  house,  the  Court  grants  Thomas  Ford  a  year 
longer  for  fencing  in  his  hog  park."  Feby  14,  1054  Thomas  Ford  and 
John  Strong  were  chosen  to  be  constables  the  next  year.  His  wife  was 
buried  Apl.  18,  1643.  He  married  second  Nov.  7,  1644,  Ann,  widow 
of  Thomas  Scott  of  Hartford.  He  removed  to  Northampton,  probably 
with  John  Strong'  in  1659,  and  died  there  Nov.  28,  1(>7(i.  I  nventory  made 
Jany  4,  1670-7  by  Elder  John  Strong,  Preserved  Clapp  and  goodwife 
Marsh  (his  daughter  Hepzibah)  as  administrators  shows: 

1  Inventory     £195 :17 :9 

2  Estate  in  Elder  John  Strong's  hands 99  :15  :1 

3  ('apt.  Aaron  Cook  owed  him  £50:  Zerubbabel  Filer  owed 

him  £20  and  Jedidiah  Strong  owed  him  £4 £74 

£369:12:10 

Children  : 

Abigail  m.  Elder  John  Strong. 

Joanna  m.  Capt.  Roger  Clapp,  Nov.  6,  16(53. 

Hepzibah  m.  Richard  Lyman,    2nd  John  Marsh 

Another    dau.  m.  Major  Aaron  Cook,    the  friend   of   the 

regicides  Goffe  and  Whalley. 
By  second  wife. 

Ann  m.    Thomas    Newbury,  Mar.  12,  1677. 

Hepzibah  Foed,  dan.  of  Thomas  Ford,  was  born  in  Fug.  and  came 
to  Dorchester  in  May  1630.  She  was  married  about  1641  in  Windsor  to 
Richard  Lyman  the  second  and  bore  him  eight  children.  After  his  death, 
June  3,  1662,  she  married  John  Marsh  of  Hadley,  Oct.  7,  1664,  and  bore 
him  one  child.  She  died  at  Northampton,  Apl.  11,  1683.  Her  will,  made 
in  1677  and  probated  at  Northampton  March  1684,  gives  her  Lyman 
children :  Richard,  Thomas,  John,  Hannah  and  Sarah  £10  each,  and 
to  her  dau.  Lydia  Marsh  £20.    It  begins  : 

"I,  Hepzibah  Lyman,  alias  Marsh  of  Hadley  in  ye  county  of  Hampshire 
being  weak  and  crazy  in  body  yet  through  the  blessing  and  good  hand  of  God 
on  me  in  perfect  memory  and  sound  understanding,  etc." 

Abigail  Ford,  dan.  of  Thomas  Ford,  was  born  in  England  about 
1608,  and  came  with  her  parents  to  Dorchester  in  May,  1630,  where  she 
was  married  Dec.  1630  to  Elder  John  Strong,  as  his  second  wife.  They 
lived  together  over  fifty  years  and  she  bore  him  sixteen  children.  She 
died  July  6, 1688,  aged  80  years. 

131 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

John  Cole  (also  written  Coles,  Cowls  and  Cowles)  was  in  Hart- 
ford about  1640.  He  soon  removed  to  Farmington  where  he  was  one  of 
the  organizers  of  the  church  in  1652.  He  was  a  farmer.  He  was  a  dep- 
uty to  the  General  Court  in  1653  and  1654.  He  was  one  of  the  jury  that 
convicted  Nathaniel  Greensmith  and  his  wife  Eebecca  of  witchcraft  at 
Hartford  Dec.  30, 1662.  They  were  executed  Jany  25, 1662-3.  The  "In- 
dictment" charged  that  they  had  "entertained  familiarity  with  Satan" 
and  by  his  help  had  "acted  things  in  a  preternaturall  way  beyond  hu- 
maine  abilities  in  a  naturall  course."    Col.  Rec.  1.    297. 

In  1664  he  removed  to  Hadley  and  was  made  freeman  in  1666.  He 
died  in  Sept.  1675.  His  widow  Hannah  returned  to  Conn,  and  lived 
with  her  son-in-law  Stanley  in  Hartford  until  her  death  Mar.  6,  1683-4 


aged  70. 

Children : 

Samuel 
John 
Hannah 
Sarah 

b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 

1639, 
1641, 
1644, 
1646, 

d.  Feby  4,  1689, 
d.  May  8,  1676, 

m.  Abigail  Stanley. 
m.  Deborah  Bartlett 
m.   Caleb  Stanley, 
m.    Nathaniel    Good- 

Esther 

Elizabeth 

Mary 

b 
b. 

b. 

1649, 
1651, 
June  24, 

1654, 

d.  Apl    17,  1691, 

win, 
m.   Thomas   Bull. 
m.  Richard  Lyman 
m.  Nehemiah  Dickin 
son. 

Elizabeth  Cole,  or  Cowles,  dau.  of  John  and  Hannah  Cole,  was  born 
in  1651,  probably  in  Hartford.  She  was  married  in  Northampton,  May 
26,  1675,  to  Richard  Lyman  the  third  and  bore  him  nine  children. 


Joseph  Loomis  was  born  about  1590  in  Braintree,  Essex  Co.  Eng. 
He  was  a  woolen  draper.  He  sailed  from  London  Apl.  11,  1638  in  the 
"Susan  and  Ellen"  and  arrived  in  Boston,  July  17,  1638,  with  his  wife 
and  children.  He  had  married,  June  30,  1614,  Mary,  (b.  Aug  24  1590) 
dau  of  Robert  White  of  Messing  and  Bridget  Allgar,  dau.  of  William 
Allgar  of  Stratford  Eng. 

He  removed  to  Windsor  with  the  Rev.  Ephraim  Hewitt  in  1.639, 
bringing  five  sons  and  three  daughters.  He  had  a  grant  of  21  acres 
on  the  Farmington  River,  Feby  2,  1640.  His  house  was  on  the  Island 
near  the  mouth  of  Farmington  River. 

His  wife  died  Aug.  23,  1652,  and  he  died  Nov.  25,  1658.  He  was 
the  son  of  John  Loomis  of  Braintree,  Eng.  whose  will  was  proven  June 
21,  ±6i9,  and  mentions  his  son  Joseph  and  dau's,  Ann  Warr,  Sara  Bur- 
ton, Elizabeth  Preston  and  Jane  Pengelly  and  Agnes  "my  loving  wife." 

132 


LOOM  IS. 

( 'liildrvn  : 
Joseph        I),  ab.  L616,  m.  Sarah   Hill 

2d  Mary  ( Ihauncey. 

Sarah  m.  Nicholas  Olmsted. 

(June  4,   1H40  Nicholas  Olmsteed   is  to  stand   uppon   the   Pillery  at 

Hartford  the  next  lecture  day   during  the  time   of  the   lecture.     He   is 

to  be  sett  on  a  lytle  before  the  beginning  and  to  stay  thereon  a  litle 

after   the  end. ) 

Elizabeth  m.  Josiah  Bull. 

John  1).  1622,  m.   Elizabeth   Scott. 

Thomas  m.  Hannah  Fox, 

2d    .Mary   .lud.l. 
Nathaniel  m.  Elizabeth  Moore. 

.Mary  m.  John  Skinner, 

2d  ( )wen  Tudor. 
Samuel  m.  Elizabeth  Judd. 

John  Loomis,  son  of  Joseph  Loomis,  was  born  in  England  in  L622 
Pie  was  admitted  to  the  church  in  Windsor  Oct.  11,  1640.  He  had  a 
grant  of  40  acres  May  3,  1643.  He  married,  Peby  3,  1648-9,  Elizabeth, 
dan.  of  Thomas  Scott  of  Hartford.  He  resided  in  Farmington  from 
1652  to  1660,  when  he  returned  to  Windsor,  where  he  was  chosen  dea- 
con. He  was  elected  deputy  to  General  Court  in  1666  and  1(167  and 
from  1675  to  1687. 

In  May  1675,  "the  townsmen  agreed  that  Mr.  Cornish  should  have 
something  out  of  what  we  have  in  hand  of  the  town  rate,  which  is  in 
Dea.  Morse  &  John  Loomis'  keeping."  .John  Loomis  was  one  of  five 
townsmen  in  1676;  and  in  1679,  on  two  committees  for  procuring  a  "sup- 
ply in  the  ministry."  He  contributed  (i  s.  for  the  poor  in  want  in  other 
colonies  June  11,  1676,  and  was  one  of  four  appointed  July  10  to  distrib- 
ute the  large  contribution  of  Windsor  *  *  "among  the  people  of  Spring- 
field and  those  upper  towns,"  according  to  their  good  discretion.  Joseph 
Loomis,  Jr.,  gave  1  s.  3  d. 

He  died  Sept.  1,  1688,  and  his  monument  is  still  standing  in  the 
Windsor  burying-ground.  His  will  is  preserved  in  the  Probate  office 
in  Hartford  dated  Aug.  27,  1688,  and  signed  John  Loomys.  It  mentions 
land  on  both  sides  Conn.  River. 

( Jhildren : 

John  b.  Nov.  9,  164!),  d.   Aug.  31,   1715,       m.  Sarah  Warner. 

Joseph         h.  Nov.  7,   1651,         d.    1699,  m.  Hannah  Marsh. 

Thomas       b.  Dec.  .'3,  1653,  d.  Aug.  12,  1688,       m.  Sarah  White. 

Samuel        b.  June  29,  16.")."),      d.  young. 

Daniel  b.  June  16,  1657,        d.  June  25,  1740,        m.  Mary  Ellsworth, 

2d  Hannah  Drake. 

James  b.  Sept.  19,  1659,        d.  Dec.  14,  166!). 

Timothy      b.  July  27,  1661,        d.  May  19,  1710,        m.  Rebecca  Porter. 

Nathaniel    b.  July  8,  1663,  d.  June  25,  1732,        m.  Ruth  Porter. 

David  1).  May  30,  1665,         d.  June  24,  1665. 

Samuel        b.  Aug.  12.  1666,        <].  .May  20,  1754,        m.  Elizabeth  White. 

2d    Elizabeth     Church. 

Isaac  1).  Alio-.  :U,  166S,         d.   Dec  12.  less. 

Elizabeth    b.  May  8,  1671,  d.  Peby  4.  1728,        m.  John  Brown, 

son  of  Peter  who  was  son  of  Peter  of  the  Mayflower,  and  father  of 
John  who  was  father  of  John  who  was  father  of  Owen  who  was  father 
of  John,  whose  soul  is  marching  on. 

Mary  b.  Aug  7,  1673,  d.  .May  14,  1675. 

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MY  ANCESTORS. 

Joseph  Loomis  was  born  in  Windsor  Nov.  7,  1651.  He  married, 
Jany.  28, 1675,  Hannah,  dau.  of  John  Marsh  of  Hadley.  Joseph  Loomis 
is  named  as  one  of  Windsor  troopers  who  was  in  actual  service  and 
received  6s.  8d.  "on  war  account,"  in  King  Philip's  war. 

Apl.  9,  1694,  Joseph  Loomis  is  one  of  the  inhabitants  of  Windsor 
on  the  East  Side  of  the  Conn.  River,  petitioning  the  court  for  "liberty 
to  procure  and  settle  a  minister."    He  died  in  1699. 


Children : 

Ann 

b.  Jany  10,  1678. 

Hannah 

b.  Jany  10,  1678,         living  in  1699. 

•Joseph 

b.  Feby  13,  1681,         d.  young. 

Joseph 

b.  Nov.  28,  1682,        d.  May  30,  1748, 

m.  Mary  Cooley. 

Grace 

b.  Mar.  17,  1684-5,     living  in  1699. 

Lydia 

b.  Apl.  15,  1686,         d.  July  10,  1775, 

m.  Jonathan  Lyman. 

Sarah 

b.  Jany  8,  1693. 

Lydia  Loomis,  dau.  of  Dea.  Joseph  Loomis  and  Hannah  Marsh, 
was  born  in  Windsor  Apl.  15,  1686.  She  was  married  about  1707  to 
Lieut.  Jonathan  Lyman  of  Lebanon  and  bore  him  eleven  children.  She 
died  July  10, 1775. 


Thomas  Scott  was  first  in  Cambridge  in  1634  and  owned  a  house 
and  five  acres  of  land.  He  then  removed  to  Hartford  where  he  kept  a 
bridge  in  1635  over  Brick  Kiln  Brook  at  five  shillings  per  annum.  He 
was  a  man  of  good  character  and  is  named  among  the  proprietors  of 
undivided  land  in  Hartford  in  1639. 

He  was  killed  6  Nov.  1643  by  John  Ewe  carelessly,  for  which  Ewe 
was  fined  £5  to  the  Colony  and  £10  to  the  widow.  After  being  wounded 
he  made  a  nuncupative  will  which  was  held  good,  though  incomplete  in 
not  naming  overseers,  providing  for  his  widow  Ann,  his  son  Thomas 
and  three  daughters.  The  son  was  infirm  in  body  or  mind,  perhaps  both, 
and  did  not  live  long.  The  widow  married  Thomas  Ford  7  Nov.  1644 
and  died  at  Northampton  5  May  1675.    His  estate  was  valued  at  £174. 

A  monument  erected  by  the  Ancient  Burying  Ground  Assn.  of 
Hartford  in  memory  of  its  First  Settlers  has  among  others,  the  names 
of  Richard  Lyman,  John  Marsh,  Matthew  Marvin,  Thomas  Scott  and 
John  Webster. 

Children : 

Mary  m.  Nov.  7,  1644,  Robert  Porter. 

Sarah  m.  Dec.  6,  1645,  John  Stanley. 

Elizabeth  m.  Feby.  3,  1649,  John  Loomis. 

Thomas  died  about  1644. 

Elizabeth  Scott,  dau.  of  Thomas  and  Ann  Scott,  was  born  about 
1629.  She  married  Feby.  3, 1649,  John  Loomis  of  Windsor  and  bore  him 
thirteen  children.     She  died  May  7,  1696. 

134 


MARSH. 


John  Marsh  was  horn  in  England  about  Kil8.  He  was  married  at 
Hartford  about  1642  to  Ann,  dan.  of  Gov.  John  Webster.  The  family 
removed  to  Hadley  in  1659  <>r  l(i(!(),  where  Ins  wife  died  June  !»,  1662. 
He  married,  second,  Hepzibah,  widow  of  Richard  Lyman  ami  dan.  of 
Thomas  Ford,  on  Oct.  7,  l(i(i4.  She  died  Apl.  11, 1683,  and  he  died  Sept. 
28, 1688,  aged  70  years,  at  Windsor,  probably  on  a  visit  to  his  dau.  Han- 
nah Loomis.  His  house  lot  was  the  second  north  of  ( i<>\\  John  Webster's 
on  the  west  side  of  Old  Hadley  Street,  which  is  twenty  rods  in  width. 
His  descendants  occupied  the  place  until  1821. 

His  will  is  dated  Dec.  4,  1688?  "1  commit  my  selfe,  soule  and  body 
into  the  hands  of  the  Almighty  and  Eternal  God  whose  I  am,  and  into 
the  arms  of  my  Dear  Redeemer,  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ,  in  whom  I  desire 
steadfastly  to  belong,  etc."  He  gives  son  John  ffive  pounds;  son  Jona- 
than all  my  gold;  son  Daniel  my  Cob  Irons;  dau.  Hannah  Loomis,  alias 
Marsh  thirty  pounds;  son  Samuel  all  lands  in  Hadley;  dau.  Lydia  my 
green  rug;  grandson  ffive  pounds;  dau.  Lydia  twenty  pounds. 

( Ihildren : 
b.  ab.  1643, 


John 

Samuel 

Joseph 

Isaac 

Jonathan 

Daniel 

Hannah 

Grace 


b.  ab.  164."., 
bapt.  Jany  24.  1647. 
bapt.  July  15,  1649,  d.  young 
b.    Sept.,"  164!), 
b.  ab.  1653. 
b.  ab.  1655, 
b.  ab.  1657, 
By  second  wife. 
Lydia  b.  Oct.  9,  1667, 

Grace  Martin  Marsh  was  an 
dia  Marsh  Martin 


in.  Sarah  Lyman. 
in.  .Mary  Allison. 


m.  Dorcas  Dickinson. 
m.  Hannah  Lewis, 
m.  Joseph  Loomis. 
m.  Timothy  Baker. 

m.  David  Loomis. 

adopted  dau.  the  dau.  of  his  sister  Ly- 
She  m.  Nathaniel  Phelps. 

Hannah  Marsh,  dau.  of  John  Marsh  and  Ann  Webster,  was  born 
in  Hartford  about  1655.  She  removed  to  Hadley  and  married,  Jany. 
28,  1675,  Joseph  Loomis  of  Windsor,  and  bore  him  seven  children. 


My  Uncle, 
SILAS    MAY. 

135 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

John  Webster  came  from  Warwickshire,  Eng.  to  Salem  and  thence 
to  Hartford  in  1636.  He  was  chosen  representative  to  the  first  General 
Court  which  met  in  Conn.  May  1,  1637.  He  was  also  a  member  of  the 
Court,  as  well  as  Thomas  Ford  of  Windsor,  when  on  Jany.  14,  1638-9 
the  eleven  orders  were  adopted  by  the  magistrates  and  deputies  from 
Hartford,  Wethersfield  and  Windsor  which  formed  the  first  constitution 
of  Conn.,  "the  archetype  of  all  modern  written  constitutions." 

He  was  a  member  of  the  court  of  magistrates  in  1639  and  continu- 
ously until  1655  when  he  was  made  deputy  governor  and  the  next  year 
he  was  chosen  governor,  the  fifth  governor  of  Conn.  He  assisted  in 
forming  the  noted  criminal  code,  reported  and  adopted  in  1642,  after- 
wards known  as  blue-laws.  He  was  appointed  with  Major  Gen.  John 
Mason  a  member  of  the  congress  of  the  United  Colonies  in  1654. 

His  name  heads  a  list  of  sixty,  who  signed  an  agreement  elated  Apl. 
18,  1659  for  removal  into  Mass.  on  account  of  the  religious  intolerance 
of  the  Rev.  Samuel  Stone.  ' '  The  impartial  verdict  of  history  must  be 
that  the  general  weight  of  right  and  justice  was  with  the  defeated  and 
emigrating  minority. "  (Walkers  Hist.  1st  Ch.  Hartford  pg.  175.) 

About  three-fourths  of  the  sixty  settled  the  town  of  Hadley,  com- 
prising what  is  now  Hadley,  South  Hadley,  Granby  and  Amherst,  east 
of  the  Conn.  River,  and  Hatfield  and  part  of  Williamsburg  on  the  west. 
He  was  chosen  Judge  of  court  in  Hampshire  Co.  and  died  at  Hadley 
Apl.  5, 1661.  His  will  dated  June  25, 1659,  gives  the  names  of  four  sons, 
two  dans.,  and  two  grandchildren.  He  was  married  in  Eng.  to  Agnes 
Shotwell  who  was  living  and  went  with  him  to  Hadley  in  1659. 


Children : 

Robert 

d. 

1676, 

m.  Susanna  Treat,  1652.  He  was  gr.  gr. 
grandfather  of  Noah  Webster,  L.  L.  D. 

Matthew 

d. 

July  16, 

1655. 

William 

d. 

1688, 

m.  Mary  Reeve,  1670.  She  was  tried  as  a 
witch  and  acquitted. 

Thomas 

d. 

1686, 

m.  Abigail  Alexander,  1663. 

Ann 

m.  John  Marsh,  1642. 

Elizabeth 

m.  —  Markham. 

Mary 

in.  John  Hunt. 

Ann  Webster,  dau.  of  Gov.  John  Webster  and  Agnes  Shotwell,  was, 
born  in  Eng.  about  1620.  She  was  married  about  1642  to  John  Marsh 
of  Hartford  and  went  with  her  father  and  husband  to  Hadley.  She 
was  the  mother  of  eight  children  and  died  June  9,  1662. 

136 


CLARK. 

William  Clabk  was  horn  in  England  in  L609  and  came  to  America 
in  the  "Mary  and  John;"  leaving  Plymouth,  Eng.,  March  20,  L630, 
and  landing  at  Nantasket,  now  Hull,  May  30  L630.  Ee  and  his  wife 
Sarah  were  members  of  the  church  in  Dorchester  in  L637.  He  was  made 
freeman  in  L639  and  was  selectman  in  l(>4(>-5().  He  was  a  man  of  stand- 
ing and  influence,  honored  and  I  rusted,  in  civil  and  military  affairs. 

He  removed  to  Northampton  in  L657,  where  he  organized  a  train 
band  of  sixty  men  in  L661,  was  chosen  lieutenant  and  commander  in 
1662,  and  served  in  King  Philip's  war.  He  was  selectman  for  twenty 
years,  deputy  to  the  General  Court  fifteen  years  and  associate  judge  ten 
years.  His  first  wife  Sarah  died  Sept.  0,  1(>75  and  he  married  Nov.  15, 
1676,  Sarah,  widow  of  Thomas  Cooper  of  Springfield.  She  died  May  8, 
1688,  and  he  died  duly  18,  1690,  aged  SI  years. 

( Ihildren : 

Sarah  b.  -I hup  21,  1638.  d.  young. 

Jonathan  1).  Oct.  1,  1639. 

Nathaniel  b.  Jany  27,  1642,  m.  Mary  Meakins. 

Experience b.  Mar.  30,  1643. 

Increase  b.    .Mar.   1,   1646,  .1.    1662. 

Rebecca  b.  ab.  1649,  m.   Israel  Rust,  1669. 

John  b.   1651,  in.  Rebecca  Cooper,        2d  Marv  Strong, 

Samuel  bapt.  Oct.  23.  1653,  m.    Elizabeth   Edwards,  1682.  ' 

William  b.  July  3,  1656,  m.  Hannah  Strong. 

Sarah  b.  Mai-.  Id.  1659,  m.  John  Pars./.is,  1675. 

William  Clark,  son  of  Lieut.  William  and  Sarah  Clark,  was  born 
in  Dorchester,  July  3,  1656.  He  married  July  15,  1680;  Hannah  dau.  of 
Elder  John  Strong.  She  died  Jany  31,  1693-4  and  he  married,  second, 
Mary  Smith  Jany  31,  1694-5.  He  removed  to  Lebanon  about  16D6  (per- 
haps in  company  with  Richard  Lyman)  and  was  elected  selectman  in 
1698  and  for  17  years  thereafter.  He  was  town  clerk  for  25  years  and 
was  captain  of  the  militia  in  the  Indian  wars. 

May  2,  1700,  lie  bought  with  Josiah  Dewey  a  large  tract  of  wilder- 
ness N.  and  N.  W.  of  Lebanon,  comprising  the  northern  part  of  Lebanon 
and  perhaps  the  whole  of  Columbia.  He  was  the  first  Representative 
sent  from  Lebanon  in  1705  and  attended  18  sessions  of  the  Legislature 
thereafter.  He  died  May  !>,  1725.  Mary  Smith  Clark  died  Apl.  23, 
1748,  aged  86. 

May  5,  1681 

Jany  25,  1683-4 

Eeby  15,  1685. 

May  13,  1688. 

Apl.  14,  1690. 

Dee.  31,  1691. 

Feby  1,  1693-4. 
By  second  wife. 
Timothy      b.  Oct,  12,  1695. 
Gershom     b.   Nov.   18,   1697. 
Mary  b.  Nov.  22,  1699.         ,1.  Oct.  1(1.  1702. 

David  b.   Nov.   19.   1701,        d.  June  19,  1703. 

David  b.  June  22,  1705,       d.  May  10,  1706. 

137 


Hannah 

h 

Abigail 

b 

William 

b. 

Jonathan 

b 

Thomas 

b 

Joseph 

b 

Benoni 

b 

( Ihildren  : 

d.  June  10,  1758, 

m. 

Ebenezer  Hunt. 

t,     d.  .May  2.  16S7. 

m. 

Bethia    Williams. 

MY  ANCESTORS. 

William  Clark,  son  of  William  Clark  and  Hannah  Strong,  was 
born  in  Northampton  Feby  15, 1685.  He  married  Jany  5,  1709-10  Beth- 
iah,  dau.  of  Augustine  Williams  of  Killing-worth.  He  was  a  farmer  in 
Lebanon  and  selectman  of  that  town  in  1725-27-31-33-35  and  36.  His 
name  bears  the  title  of  ' '  Dea. ' '  and  also  ' '  Capt. ' ' 

Children : 


Hannah 

b.  Feby  21,  1710-11. 

William 

b.  Oct.  28,  1712. 

m.  Lydia  Lamb. 

Bethia 

b.  Sept.  27,  1714. 

m.  Jonathan  Lyman 

Beulah 

b.  Oct.  24,  1716. 

d.  Feby  10,  1725-6. 

Phinehas 

b.  May  15,  1718. 

m.  Priscilla  Cade, 
2nd    Hannah    Col- 
lins. 

Mary 

b.  Aug.  9,  1720. 

Jemina 

b.  ab.  1721. 

Martha 

b.  Feby  2,  1723-4. 

Submit 

b.   Mar.   9,   1726. 

Beulah 

b.  Dec.  20,  1729. 

Bethiah  Clark,  dau.  of  Dea.  William  Clark  and  Bethiah  Williams, 
was  born  in  Lebanon  Sept.  27,  1714.  She  was  married  Oct.  2,  1735,  to 
Jonathan,  son  of  Lieut.  Jonathan  Lyman  and  Lydia  Loomis,  and  bore 
him  eleven  children.    She  died  Jany.  29,  1805. 


MY   MOTHER'S   BIRTHPLACE, 
East  Woodstock,  Conn. 


138 


STRONG. 

John  Stbong  was  born  in  Taunton,  Eng'.  about  Kins.  His  father, 
Richard  Strong,  was  born  in  Wales  in  L561  and  removed  to  Eng.  in 
1590  and  died  in  1613.  His  ancestors  were  English  and  went  to  Wales 
in  1545.  John  Strong  sailed  from  Plymouth,  Eng.,  with  L40  others, 
including  Thomas  Ford  and  Lieut.  William  ('lark,  in  the  "Mary  and 
John"  Mar.  20,  L630  and  reached  Xnntasket  May  30,  L630.  The  com- 
pany settled  at  Dorchester.  In  L635  he  removed  to  Hingham  and  in  L638 
to  Taunton  which  was  called  Cohannet  until  the  name  was  changed  by 
Act  of  the  Colony  Mar.  .">,  1(!4().     He  was  one  of  the  seven  freemen  who 


took 


lie  o 


ith  in  1638  and  was  chosen  constable  that  year  and  the  fol- 


lowing. He  was  chosen  deputy  to  Plymouth  in  1641-42-43.  He  removed 
to  Windsor  and  on  Feby.  14,  1654,  with  Thomas  Ford,  was  chosen  con- 
stable; and  again  Feby.  <>,  L656,  John  Strong  was  chosen  constable 
"after  much  contending." 

In  1659  he  went  to  Northampton,  where  he  was  a  leading  man  in  the 
affairs  of  the  town  and  church  for  forty  years.  He  was  a  tanner  and 
very  prosperous.  He  was  ordained  ruling  elder  by  the  laying  on  of 
hands  13  :3  mo  :  '63.  His  first  wife  was  Margerie  dan.  of  William  Deane 
of  South  Chard,  County  of  Somerset!,  Eng.,  whose  will,  recorded  July 
22,  1634,  after  her  death,  provides  : 

"Item,  to  Margerit  Strong,  my  dau.  1  give  the  least  brasse  pott  of  the 
three,  my  best  cauldron  and  tenne  pounds  in  money  to  be  paid  within  one  year 
after  my  decease  and  to  her  sonne  and  my  grandchild,  .John  Strong,  I  give 
five  pounds  to  bee  paid  at  the  end  of  two  years  after  my  decease." 

She  died  in  England  probably,  and  lie  married  second  in  Dec,  1630, 
Abigail,  dau.  of  Thomas  Ford,  with  whom  he  had  crossed  the  sea.  (Wal- 
ter Deane,  brother  of  Margerie,  was  the  husband  of  Elder  Strong's 
sister  Ellinor.)  He  died  Apl.  14,  1699,  in  his  92nd  year,  having-  had 
160  descendants.  He  divided  his  estate  in  his  lifetime,  giving  each 
dau.  £40. 


Children 

John  b. 

Infant 

Children 
Thomas        b. 


by  Margerie  Deane : 


1626, 
by  Abigail  Ford : 


d.  Feby  20,  1698,       m.    Mary   Clark, 
d.  1630,  a  few  months  old. 


163- 
Jedidiah      b.  May  7.  1637, 


d.  Oct,  3,  1689, 
d.  May  22,  1733, 


Josiah 
Return 
Ebenezer 
Abigail 

b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 

ah.   1639, 
ah.  1641, 
1643, 

1  645, 

d. 

d. 

young. 
Feby  11 

,  1729, 

Elizabeth     b. 
Experience!). 
Samuel         b. 

Feby  24,  1647, 
Aug.  4,   1650, 
Aug.  5,  1652, 

(1. 
d. 

May  12, 
Oct.  29, 

1736, 
1732, 

m.  Mary  Hewett, 
2nd  Rachel  Holton. 
m.   Freedom  Wood- 
ward. 
2nd  Abigail  Stebbins, 
3rd  Mary  (Hart)  Lee. 

m.  Sarah  TVarham. 
m.  Hannah  Clapp. 
in.  Nathaniel  Chaun- 

eey, 
2d  Medad  Pomeroy. 
in.  Joseph    Parsons, 
m.  Zerubbabel  Filer, 
m.   Esther  Clapp, 
2d  Ruth  Sheldon. 


139 


MY  ANCESTORS. 


Joseph 

b. 

Aug.  5, 

1652, 

d. 

young. 

Mary 

b. 

Oct.  26, 

1654, 

d. 

Dec.  8,  1738, 

m.  Dea.  John  Clark, 

Sarah 

b. 

1656, 

d. 

Feby  10,  1733, 

m.  Joseph  Barnard. 

Hannah 

b. 

May  30, 

1659, 

d. 

Jany  31,  1693-4, 

m.  William  Clark. 

Hester 

b. 

June  7, 

1661, 

d. 

Mar.  4,  1726, 

m.  Thomas  Bissell. 

Thankful 

b. 

July  25, 

1663, 

m.  —  Baldwin 

Jerijah 

b. 

Dec.  12, 

1665, 

d. 

Apl.  24,  1754, 

m.     Thankful     Steb- 
bins. 

Hannah  Stbong,  dan.  of  Elder  John  Strong,  and  Abigail  Ford,  was 
born  May  30,  1659,  tbe  year  of  her  father's  removal  from  Windsor  to 
Northampton.  She  married  July  15, 1680,  Capt.  William  Clark  and  bore 
him  seven  children.    She  died  in  Northampton  Jany.  31,  1693-4. 


Augustine  Williams  received  a  grant  of  fifty  acres  of  land  from 
the  town  of  Stonington,  Conn.,  in  April,  1675.  While  a  resident  of 
Stonington  he  bought  eight  acres  of  land  in  Kenilworth,  now  Killing- 
worth,  from  Edward  Stallion  by  deed  dated  March  5,  1678,  and  soon 
removed  thither.  He  received  a  deed  of  four  acres  in  K.  from  Daniel 
Clark  June  17,  1686;  five  acres  from  John  Stevens  Sept.  6,  1688,  and 
three  acres  from  Jonah  Rossiter  Dec.  26,  1688.  He  died  before  1709 
and  his  widow  Hannah  m.  John  Brown.  By  deed  dated  Oct.  17, 1709,  John 
Mentor  conveyed  land  in  K.  to  Hannah  Brown,  Admx.  of  estate  of  Au- 
gustine Williams,  and  she  at  once  deeded  the  same  to  Isaac  Griswold. 
By  deed  dated  March  10, 1710,  of  mutual  distribution  of  the  three  tracts 
deeded  to  Augustine  Williams,  Thomas  Williams  of  K.  conveyed  to 
Daniel  and  Matthew  Williams  late  of  K.  now  resident  of  Lebanon. 


Thomas 

Hannah 

Daniel 

Bethiah 

Matthew 


b. 

b.  Jany  10,  1680, 
b.  Sept.  9,  1683. 
b.  May  5,  1686, 
b.  Oct.  27,  1688. 


Children : 

d.  Sept.  17,  1722. 
in  Killingworth. 


d.  Oct.  19,  1758,        m.  William  Clark. 


Bethiah  Williams,  dau.  of  Augustine  and  Hannah  Williams,  was 
born  in  Killingworth,  Conn.,  May  5,  1686.  She  was  married  Jany.  5, 
1709-10  to  Dea.  William  Clark  of  Lebanon  and  bore  him  ten  children. 
She  died  Oct.  19,  1758,  in  ve  73rd  vear  of  her  age. 


140 


EUNTINGTON. 

Simon  Huntington,  son  of  Simon  Huntington  and  Margarel  Baret, 
was  horn  in  L629  in  England,  probably  in  Norwich.  He  came  to  Rox 
bury  in  1633.  Rev.  John  Eliol  wrote  in  his  record:  "Margarel  limit 
ington,  widow,  came  in  1633.  Ber  husband  died  by  the  way,  of  the  small 
pox.  She  broughl  children  with  her."  She  was  probably  a  daughter  of 
Christopher  Bare!  who  was  mayor  of  Norwich  in  1ii34.  She  married  in 
1635  Thos.  Stoughton  of  Dorchester  and  moved  to  Windsor,  Conn. 

Simon  Huntington,  with  his  In-other  Christopher,  moved  to  Say- 
brook,  and  in  1660  became  one  of  the  thirty  fiv iginal  proprietors  of 

Norwich.  At  Saybrook  in  Oct.,  1653,  be  married  Sarah,  dan.  of  John 
Clark  of  Windsor  and  Saybrook.  He  was  the  first  deacon  and  the 
first,  innkeeper  chosen  in  Norwich.  He  was  a  large  land-holder  and  a 
leading  citizen.  lie  was  elected  Representative  to  the  General  Court  in 
1074  and  again  in  1685.  He  died  June  28,  1706,  and  Sarah  his  widow 
died  in  1721  aged  88  years. 

Children  : 

Sarah  b.  Ant;'.  1654,  d.   1683,  m.   Dr.   Solomon 

Tracy. 

Mary  b.  Aug.   1657,  m.  —  Forbes. 

Simon  b.  Feby  G,  1659,  d.   Nov.  2,  1736,  m.  Lydia  Gager. 

Joseph  b.  Sept.,  1661.  d.  Dee.   29,  1747.  in.    Rebecca    Adgate. 

Elizabeth  b.  Feby,  1664,  d.  in  infancy 

Samuel  b.  Mch.  1,  1665,  d.  May  10,  1717,  m.   Mary   Clark. 

Elizabeth  b.  Oct.  6.  1669,  m.  Joseph  Backus. 

Nathaniel  b.  July,  1672,  d.  in  infancy 

Daniel  b.  Mch.  13,  1675.  d.  Sept.  13.  1741.  m.  Abigail  Bingham. 

James  b.  May  IS,  1680,  d    Sept.  3.  1727,  m.    Priscilla    Miller. 

Sarah  Huntington,  dan.  of  Simon  Huntington  and  Sarah  Clark, 
was  born  in  Saybrook  in  Aug.,  1654.  She  ma""ied  in  Norwich  Nov.  23, 
1676,  Dr.  Solomon  Tracy.  Her  uncle,  Joseph  Clark  of  Saybrook,  in 
his  will  dated  Aug.  27,  1658,  gave  her  five  pounds.  She  died  Aug.  31, 
1683,  leaving  two  children,  four  and  six  years  of  age. 

Simon  Huntington,  son  of  Simon  Huntington  and  Sarah  Clark, 
was  horn  in  Saybrook,  Feby.  6,  1659  He  married  Oct.  8,  16S3,  Lydia, 
dan.  of  John  and  Elizabeth  Gager  He  se  >ed  the  town  of  Norwich  in 
many  important  offices  with  marked  ability  He  succeeded  bis  father 
as  deacon  in  1696  and  served  with  fidelity  as  long  as  he  lived.  He  was 
one  of  the  custodians  of  military  supplies  and  was  reported  in  1720  as 
having  in  his  house  a  half  barrel  of  powder,  .31  pounds  of  bullets  and 
400  flints.    He  died  Nov.  2,  1 736. 

Children  : 

Simon  b.  May  11,  1686,        died  from  the  bi  e  of    a    rattlesnake   July 

29,  1707 
Sarah  b.  Feby.  3,  1688,        d.  Apl.  20,  1730,         m.  William  Lath  op. 

Ebenezer     b.   May,   1692,  d.  Sept.  12,  176S,         m.  Sarah  Leffingwell. 

Joshua         b.  Dec.  30,  1698,        d.  Arg   26,  1745,         m.  Hannah  Perkins. 


MY   ANCESTORS. 

Ebenezer  Huntington,  son  of  Simon  Huntington  and  Lydia  Gager, 
was  born  in  Norwich  in  May,  1692.  He  was  married  June  20,  1717,  to 
Sarah,  dan.  of  Dea.  Thos.  Leffingwell  and  Lydia  Tracy.  He  was  chosen 
deacon  Jany.  18, 1737,  to  succeed  his  father  and  served  until  the  appoint- 
ment of  his  son,  Simon,  in  1764.    He  died  Sept.  12,  1768. 

Children : 

Sarah  b.  Apl.  28,  1718,        d.  Nov.  7,  1791,         m.    Simon    Hunting- 

ton. 
Simon  b.  Sept,  12,  1719,        d.  Dec.   27,   1801,        m.  Hannah  Tracy. 

Lucy  b.  May  28,  1722,        d.  Oct.  12,  1751,  m.  Elisha  Tracy. 

Lydia  b.  Oct,  27,  1735,        d.  Apl.  4,  1803,  m.  Jabez  Fitch. 

Simon  Huntington,  son  of  Dea.  Ebenezer  Huntington  and  Sarah 
Leffingwell,  was  born  in  Norwich  Sept.  12,  1719.  He  graduated  at  Yale 
in  the  class  of  1741 ;  studied  theology  and  preached  until  his  health 
failed.  He  married  Jany.  17,  1751,  Hannah,  only  dau.  of  Daniel  Tracy 
and  Abigail  Leffingwell.  He  married,  second,  Zipporah  Lathrop  Jany. 
24,  1759.  He  was  chosen  deacon  to  succeed  his  father  in  1764  and  died 
Dec.  27,  1801. 

Children : 

Samuel        b.  Nov.  15,  1751,        d.  June  23,  1812,        m.    Philura   Tracy 
Hannah       b.  Apl.  28,  1753,         d.  Apl,  19,  1836,  m.  Eliphalet  Lyman. 

By   second   wife   Zipporah. 
Roger  b.  Dec.  7,  1759,  d.    Sept.   7,   1780, 

from  a  wound  upon  his  limb  made  by  the  point  of  a  pen 

knife  while  attempting  to  kill  a  fly. 
Daniel  b.  Mch.  8,  1762,  d.  Dec.  3,  1805,  m.   Polly  Edgerton. 

Ebenezer     b.  Aug.  26,  1764,        d.  Feby  27,  1853,       m.  Eunice  Hunting- 
ton. 
Erastus        b.  Dec.  7,  1769,  d.  Feby  10,  1846,       m.  Nabby  Hyde. 

Hannah  Huntington,  dau.  of  Rev.  Simon  Huntington  and  Hannah 
Tracy,  was  born  in  Norwich  Apl.  28,  1753.  She  married  Oct.  1779,  Rev. 
Eliphalet  Lyman,  son  of  Lieut.  Jonathan  Lyman  and  Bethia  Clark  of 
Lebanon.  ' '  She  was  a  woman  of  unusual  brilliancy  of  intellect  and  re- 
tained her  mental  faculties  remarkably  in  her  advanced  years."  She 
died  suddenly  in  Woodstock  Apl.  19,  1836,  and  lies  buried  on  Wood- 
stock Hill,  having  borne  ten  children.  My  mother  cared  for  her  for 
several  weeks  before  her  death. 

This  marble  is  erected  In  memory  of 

as  a  memento  of  the  Mrs.  Hannah  Lyman 

Rev.  Eliphalet  Lyman  consort  of  the 

who  died  instantly  Rev.  Eliphalet  Lyman 

Feb  2  1836  who  died  suddenly 

in  the  83rd  year  April  19  1836 

of  his  age  in  the  84th  year 

&  58th  of  his  ministry  of  her  age 

In  hope  of  Eternal  life  Farewell  and  shall  we  meet 

Promised  before  the  world  begun.  In  heaven  above 

And  there  in  union  sweet 
Sing  of  a  Savior's  Love. 

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CI,  ARK. 


My    Brother, 
GEORGE   ALBERT   PAINE. 


John  Clark  of  Saybrook  was  in  Cambridge  in  1632,  and  in  Hart- 


ford about  1636.    Ht 


had 


22  acres  in  the  first  division  of  lots  in  1639. 


He  was  a  soldier  against  the  Pequot  Indians  in  1637.  In  May,  1651,  he 
was  desired  by  the  Gen.  Court  to  go  with  the  Governor  to  Stratford  to 
hold  a  court  and  try  Goody  Bassit  for  her  life  (witchcraft).  He  was 
admr.  of  his  brother  Joseph's  estate  in  1664.  He  was  a  large  landholder 
and  was  one  of  the  most  influential  men  in  the  Conn,  colony  and  one  of 
the  nineteen  named  in  the  famous  Charter  of  King  Charles  in  1662.  He 
was  the  first  Secretary  elected  thereafter,  and  was  Deputy  to  the  Gen- 
eral Court  twenty-one  times. 

"Sept.  9,  1617,  ('apt.  Mason  and  Jo:  Clark  are  desired  to  carry  on  the 
building  of  the  Fort,  by  hiring  men  or  Cartts  or  other  neeessaryes.  They  are 
aloud  to  mak  vse  of  the  last  Rate  to  lie  paid  by  Seabrook."     Col.  Rec. 

His  will  is  dated  Feby.  17, 1672,  at  the  beginning  and  Jany.  19,  1673, 
at  the  end  and  was  probated  at  New  Haven.  It  names:  My  son  John 
Clark;  son  (in  law)  William  Pratt;  dan.  Elizabeth  Pratt;  dau.  Sarah 
Huntington;  and  his  wife  Mary  and  her  dau.  Abigail  Fletcher.  He  also 
had  a  son  Joseph.  His  widow  moved  to  Farmington  and  died  Jany.  22, 
1678.  She  was  dau.  of  widow  Joyce  Ward  and  had  been  married,  March 
4,  1640-1  to  John  Fletcher  of  Wethersfield  who  died  Apl.  18,  1662,  so  it 
is  evident  that  she  was  not  the  mother  of  Clark's  married  children. 


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MY  ANCESTORS. 

Saeah  Clark,  clau.  of  John  Clark,  was  born  in  1633  and  was  mar- 
ried at  Saybrook  in  Oct.,  1653,  to  Dea.  Simon,  son  of  Simon  Huntington 
and  Margaret  Baret.  She  died  in  Norwich  in  1721  having  borne  ten 
children. 


William  Gagee  was  a  surgeon  from  Little  Waddingfield,  Suffolk 
Co.,  Eng.  He  is  mentioned  by  Gov.  Dudley  as  "a  right  godly  man  and 
a  skillful  chyrurgeon."  He  came  to  America  with  Gov.  Winthrop  in 
June,  1630,  and  was  reckoned  of  the  governor's  household.  An  allow- 
ance by  the  company  from  the  public  treasury  was  made  him  on  account 
of  his  office.  He  Avas  chosen  deacon  by  the  church  at  Charlestown  Aug.  27, 
1630,  but  died  the  next  month,  Sept.  20.  His  wife  and  two  children  died 
soon  after  from  the  same  disease  which  was  contracted  by  ill  diet  at  sea 
(Winthrop)  or  from  the  unhealthiness  of  the  water  supply  (Budington). 

Johx  Gages,  son  of  William  Gager,  removed  from  Charlestown  to 
Saybrook  with  the  younger  Gov.  Winthrop  and  thence  to  New  London 
in  1646  and  thence  to  Norwich  in  1660.  With  others  he  complained  to 
the  commissioners  of  the  United  Colonies  in  Sept.,  1659,  against  some 
Indian  outrages.  He  was  made  freeman  in  1675  and  constable  in  1681. 
He  was  remembered  in  a  will  of  the  elder  Gov.  Winthrop  dated  8,  29, 
1639,  as  follows : 

"I  will  that  John  Gager  shall  have  a  cow,  one  of  the  best  I  shall  have,  in 
recompense  of  a  heifer  his  father  bought  of  me,  and  two  ewe  goats  and  ten 
bushels  of  Indian  corn." 

Unfortunately  this  will  was  revoked  4,  25,  1641,  and  Winthrop  died 
March  26,  1649,  leaving  an  estate  of  only  £103:10:11  having  lost  £2500 
through  an  unfaithful  agent  in  England.  John  Gager  had  nine  chil- 
dren whose  births  are  recorded  in  Norwich,  though  most  of  them  were 
born  before  the  settlement.    Three  were  sons : 

John  b.  1647  d.  1690;  Samuel  b.  1654.  m.  Rebecca  Lay;  William  b.  1660. 
Lydia.  b.  1663. 

He  died  Dec.  10,  1703.  His  six  daughters  married:  John  Allyn, 
Daniel  Brewster,  Jeremiah  Bipley,  Simon  Huntington,  Joshua  Abell 
and  Caleb  Forbes. 

Lydia  Gagee,  dau.  of  John  Gager  and  Elizabeth was 

born  in  Norwich  Aug.  8,  1663.  She  was  married  Oct.  8,  1683,  to  Simon, 
son  of  Dea.  Simon  Huntington  and  Sarah  Clark,  and  died  Aug.  8,1737, 
having  borne  him  four  children. 

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IiKFKINdWKLL. 

Thomas  Leffingwell  was  a  native  of  Croxhall,  Eng.,  and  one  of 
the  earliest  settlers  of  Saybrook.  lie  became  acquainted  with  [Jncaa 
in  L637,  and  in  1(14.")  Left  Saybrook  in  a  canoe  that  would  carry  twenty 
cwt.  laden  with  beef,  corn,  peas,  etc.,  entered  Pequol  river  ( The  Thames  I 
in  the  night  and  relieved  CJncas,  who  was  besieged  by  Pessacus,  the 
brother  of  Miantonomoh,  chief  of  the  Narragansetts,  wh<>  had  been 
killed  by  Uncas  in  1(>4:!. 

Thomas  Tracy  and  Thomas  Minor  probably  accompanied  Mr.  Lef 
fingwell  on  this  expedition.  "For  this  service  Uncas  gave  said  Leffing- 
well  a  deed  of  great  pari  if  not  the  whole  town  of  Norwich."  It  does 
not  appear  that  Leffingwell  had  any  such  deed,  lie  petitioned  the  Gen- 
eral Court  May  6th,  1(>(>7,  for  leave  to  accept  a  grant  of  land  from  Uncas, 
and  Thomas  Tracy  did  the  same.  Final  action  is  thus  recorded  :  "( )cto- 
ber  10,  1(>(>7.  This  Court  grants  unto  Ensign  Thomas  Tracy  and  Thomas 
Leffingwell  the  sum  of  400  acres  of  land  to  he  equally  divided  between 
them."    This  land  was  in  Preston. 

"Jany.  6,  166]  :  chosen  by  the  town,  Thomas  Tracy,  Thomas  Lef- 
fingwell  and  Francis  Griswold  with  the  Townsmen  to  end  all  disputes 
value  of  forty  shillings."  Records  of  the  Gen.  Court  of  May  10,  1679, 
have  this  entry:  "Whereas  Uncas  his  son  hath  damnified  Thomas 
Tracy  Jim.  in  his  swine,  and  Uncas  is  willing  to  make  him  satisfaction 
for  the  same  in  land  this  Court  grants  him  liberty  to  receive  of  Uncas 
to  the  value  of  100  acres  of  land.  I,t.  Thomas  Tracy  and  Lt.  Thomas 
Leffingwell  are  appointed  to  lay  out  this  grant." 

Lt.  Leffingwell  belonged  to  Capt.  Davison's  volunteer  company  of 
English  and  Mohegans  during  Philip's  war.  He  was  one  of  the  last  sur- 
vivors of  the  thirty-five  proprietors.  He  died  about  171(1  and  Mary,  his 
wife,  Feby.  6,  1711.  Lieut.  Thomas  Leffingwell  attended  fifty-three  ses- 
sions of  the  General  Court  at  Hartford  as  representative  from  Norwich 
between  1662  and  1700.  In  Oct.,  1696,  Lieut,  Thos.  Leffingwell  of  Nor- 
wich and  Sergeant  John  Frink  of  Stonington  moved  the  General  Court 
"that  they  with  the  rest  of  the  English  volunteers  in  former  wars  might 
have  a  plantation  granted  to  them."  Six  miles  square  of  land  was 
granted,  largely  in  the  town,  named  in  their  honor,  Voluntown. 

Children  : 


Rachel         b. 

March  17,  1648, 

in. 

Robert  Parke. 

Thomas       b. 

Aug.  27,  1649, 

in. 

Mary  Bushnell. 

Jonathan    1). 

Dee.  6,  1650. 

Joseph         !>. 

Dec.  24,  1652. 

Mary            1). 

Dec.  10,  1654, 

m. 

Jonathan  Bushnell,  HuX 

Nathaniel   b. 

Dec.  11,  1656, 

m. 

Mary   Smith. 

Samuel        b. 

1660, 

m. 

Anna  Dickinson. 

Deborah 

in. 

Andrew    Warner. 

Thomas  Leffingwell,  son  of  Lt.  Thomas  and  Mary  Leffingwell,  was 
born  at  Saybrook  Aug.  27, 1649.  He  removed  to  Norwich  with  his  father 
in  1660  and  became  one  of  its  most  prominent  and  successful  men.  He 
was  made  freeman  in  1671  and  was  a  Representative  at  least  once.  He 
was  authorized  in  1700  to  keep  the  ordinary  of  the  town.    His  estate  was 

145 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

probably  tbe  largest  in  Norwich  and  was  valued  at  £9793 :9 :11.  He  Avas 
married  in  Sept.,  1672,  to  Mary,  dan.  of  Richard  Bushnell  and  Mary 
Marvyn.    He  died  March  5,  1724. 

Children : 

m.  Lydia  Tracy. 

m.  John  Tracy. 

m.  Caleb  Bushnell. 

m.  Simon  Tracy. 

m.  Benjamin  Bushnell. 

m.  Sarah  Abel. 

m.  Daniel  Tracy. 

m.  Joanna  Christophers,  1726. 

d.  Apl.  24,  1696. 

Thomas  Leffingwell,  son  of  Sergt.  Thomas  Leffingwell  and  Mary 
Bushnell,  was  born  in  Norwich  Mar.  11,  1674.  He  married  Mar.  31, 
1698,  Lydia,  dau.  of  Dr.  Solomon  Tracy  and  Sarah  Huntington.  His 
business  was  that  of  a  merchant  and  cordwainer.  He  was  chosen  dea- 
con of  the  First  Church  in  1718,  and  was  of  such  repute  that  he  was 
authorized  to  have  charge  of  the  public  house  of  the  town  and  to  enter- 
tain strangers.  He  was  an  ensign  of  militia  and  was  representative  in 
1713.    His  will  is  on  file  at  New  London.    He  died  July  18, 1733. 


Thomas 

b. 

Mar.  11,  1674, 

Elizabeth 

b. 

Nov.  1676, 

Anne 

b. 

Jany  25,  1680, 

Mary 

b. 

Mar.  11,  1682, 

Zerviah 

b. 

Oct,  17,  1686. 

John 

b. 

Feby  2,  1688-9, 

Abigail 

b. 

Sept.  14,  1691, 

Benajah 

b. 

Aug.  9,  1693, 

Hezekiah 

b. 

Nov.  18,  1695, 

Children : 


Sarah 

Hezekiah 

Thomas 

Lydia 

Zerviah 

Samuel 


b.  Feby  13,  1698-9, 
b.  May  9,  1702, 
b.  Feby  27,  1703-4, 
b.  July  28,  1706, 
b.  May  31,  1709, 
b.  Apl.,  1722. 


m.   Ebenezer  Huntington. 

d.  1725. 

m.  Elizabeth  Lord. 

m.  Ebenezer  Lathrop. 

m.  Eleazer  Lord. 

m.  Hanna  Buck. 


Sarah  Leffingwell,  dau.  of  Dea.  Thomas  Leffingwell  and  Lydia 
Tracy,  was  born  in  Norwich,  Feby  13,  1698-9.  She  married  June  20, 
1717,  Ebenezer,  son  of  Dea,  Simon  Huntington  and  Lydia  Gager,  and 
died  Apl.  1,  1770,  having  borne  him  four  children. 

Abigail  Leffingwell,  dau.  of  Sergt,  Thomas  Leffingwell  and  Mary 
Bushnell,  was  born  in  Norwich  Sept.  14,  1691  and  died  March  16,  1777. 
She  married  March  14,  1710,  Daniel,  son  of  Daniel  Tracy  and  Abigail 
Adgate,  and  bore  him  five  children. 

An  old  Bible,  now  in  my  possession,  printed  in  London  in  1648,  with 
silver  tips  on  the  four  corners  of  the  cover,  two  clasps  being  broken  and 
lost,  is  marked  on  the  inside  of  the  cover : 

"Mrs  Abigail   Leffingwell 
her  Book". 

Between  the  old  and  new  testaments  on  a  blank  page  is  writ  ten: 

' '  Abigail  Tracy  was 

Born  July  10th  1716 

may  4th  1725  Shee  was  dead. ' ' 


146 


BUSIINKLIi. 


Richard  Bushnell  of  Saybrook  was  born  in 
came  to  America  in  L636.  lie  married  Oct.  11, 
Matthew  and  Elizabeth  Marvin  of  Bartford.  Be 
widow  married  Dea.  Thomas  Adgate. 

( 'hildrcii  : 

Joseph        b.  May,  1651,  d.  1746, 

Richard       b.  Sept.    1652, 

Mary  b.  Jany    lii.V). 


(I.  Sept.  2,  174."). 


England  in  L620  and 
L648,  Mary.  dan.  of 
died  in  1().")S  and  his 


iii.  Mary  Leffingwell. 
in.  Elizabel  b  Adgate. 
in.  Thomas  Leffing- 
well, 2nd. 


Maria 


li.  .March.  1657. 


Mary  Bushnell,  dan.  of  Richard  Bushnell  and  Mary  .Marvin,  was 
born  in  Saybrook  in  .Jany  1655.  She  married,  in  Sept.  1072,  Thomas 
Leffingwell  2nd,  bore  him  nine  children  and  survived  him  for  more  than 
twenty  years.  Her  brother  Joseph  married  her  husband's  sister  Mary. 
These  died  in  1740  and  1745  aged  96  and  90 — having  lived  together  more 
than  70  years.  She  died  Sept.  2,  174f)  and  lies  buried  beside  her  husband 
in  the  old  burial  ground  of  Norwich  Town. 


Here  lies  ye  Body 

Of  Mr.  Thomas  Leffingwell 

Decest  March  ye  5  1724 

and  in  ye  75  year  of 

his  age. 


In 

MEMORY 

of  an  aged  nursing 

Mother  of  God's  New 

English  Israel  viz :  Mrs 

MARY  LEFFINGWELL  wife 

to   Ensign   Thomas   Leffingwell 

Gent,  who  died 

Sept.  ye  2nd  A.  D. 

1745."   Aged  91  Years. 


HARRY.  Children  of  my    sister    Harriet.  BETH. 

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MY  ANCESTORS. 

Thomas  Tracy,  son  of  Sir  Paul  Tracy,  Bart,  of  Stairway,  County 
Gloucester,  England,  and  Anne  Sharkerly,  was  born  about  1610  on  the 
Tewksbury  estates.  In  April  1636  lie  arrived  at  Salem,  Mass.  On  the 
Salem  records  are  these  two  entries :  ' '  23d  11  mo.  Ann°  1636,  Thomas 
Trace,  ship  Carpenter,  referred  to  Certifficat. "  "  2d  of  first  mo.  1636-7. 
Tho :  Trace,  Rec'd  for  Inhabitant  upon  a  Certificate  from  diuers  of 
watter  Towne.    And  is  to  have  5  acres  of  Land. ' ' 

He  removed  in  Feby  1637  to  Wethersfield  where  he  was  chosen 
juror  and  deputy  and  held  other  posts  of  honor.  There  he  married  in 
1641  Mary,  widow  of  Edward  Mason.  He  then  removed  to  Saybrook 
where  seven  children  were  born.  His  wife  died  about  1659.  Afterward 
he  married  Martha  Bourne,  widow  of  John  Bradfield,  and  still  later 
Mary  Foote,  widow  of  John  Stoddard  and  John  Goodrich.  He  had  no 
issue  by  his  second  and  third  wives.  With  Thos.  Leffingwell  and  others 
he  relieved  Uncas,  Sachem  of  Mohegan  with  provisions  when  he  was 
besieged  by  Pessacus,  Sachem  of  the  Naragansetts  in  1645. 

He  was  one  of  the  thirty  five  original  proprietors  of  Norwich  in 
1660.  He  Ajras  representative  from  Norwich  and  Preston  in  the  Legis- 
lature at  twenty  seven  sessions  from  1662  to  1684.  In  1673  he  was  com- 
missioned lieutenant  of  the  New  London  County  Dragoons,  raised  to 
fight  the  Dutch  and  Indians.  He  was  made  a  Justice  in  1678  and  died 
at  Norwich  Nov.  7,  1685. 

''Thomas  Tracy  was  well  educated  for  the  time  in  which  he  lived.  He  held 
his  full  share  of  public  offices,  legislative,  military  and  magisterial.  He  was  a 
gentleman  of  consequence  in  the  community,  a  thorough  business  man  and  of 
the  very  best  personal  character."     (Robinson) 

Children : 
John  b.  1642.    Thomas  b.  1644.    Jonathan  b.  1646.    Miriam  b.  1648.     Solo- 
mon b.  1651.    Daniel  b.  1652.    Samuel  b.  1654. 

Solomon  Tracy,  son  of  Thomas  Tracy  and  Mary  Mason,  was  born 
in  Saybrook  in  1651.  He  went  to  Norwich  with  his  father  in  1660,  and 
married  Nov.  23,  1676,  Sarah,  dau.  of  Simon  Huntington  and  Sarah 
Clark.  "In  the  company  of  Norwich  proprietors  he  ranked  high,  having 
more  education  than  most  of  them,  and  being  in  ability,  enterprise  and 
integrity  equal  to  the  first." 

The  title  to  land  north  of  Norwich  in  Plainfield  and  vicinity  was 
claimed  by  two  parties.  ' '  The  first  land  laid  out  in  this  disputed  country 
was  the  six  hundred  acres  levied  from  Uncas  and  Owaneco  'for  satis- 
faction for  their  men's  burning  the  county  prison.'  Fitch  as  treasurer 
of  New  London  county  was  ordered  'to  dispose  of  the  land  and  build 
said  prison  therefrom'  and  he  selected  the  richest  part  of  the  Quinebaug 
valley  on  both  sides  of  the  river.  Deeds  of  sale  conveyed  this  land  June 
23,  1680,  to  John,  Daniel  and  Solomon  Tracy  and  Richard  Bushnell,  all 
of  Norwich,  who  at  once  seized  and  quietly  possessed  it,"  "The  select- 
men (of  Canterbury)  were  greatly  impeded  by  what  they  styled  'a 
wicked  pretended  deed  of  nine  hundred  and  sixty  acres,'  claimed  by 
'honest  Solomon  and  Daniel  Tracy  who,  when  public  charges  were  laid 
upon  out-lands,  were  so  wise  as  to  claim  none,  but  now  cannot  live 
without  they  can  ruin  seven  or  eight  families  and  raze  the  foundations 
of  the  town.'  " 

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TRACY. 

After  the  birth  of  two  children  his  wife  died  Aug.  31,  Wis:;,  and  be 
married  second,  Sarah  Bliss,  the  widow  of  Thomas  Shmian,  Apl.  8, 
1()8(i,  who  bore  lii iii  a  son  Solomon.  Dr.  Solomon  Tracy  died  July  !>, 
1732. 

( Ihildren  : 

Lydia  I).  Oct.  11.  H>77,        m.  Thomas  Leffingwell,  3rd. 

Simon  b.  Jany  8,  1679,        m,  Mary  Leffingwell. 

Solomon       b. 

Lydia  Tracy,  dau.  of  Dr.  Solomon  Tracy  and  Sarah  Euntington, 
was  born  in  Norwich  Oct.  11,  1(177.  She  married  March  11,  l(i!)8, 
Thomas,  son  of  Thos.  Leffingwell  2nd,  and  Mary  Bushnell.  She  died 
Nov.  28,  1757,  having  borne  seven  children.  Her  will  dated  Mar.  20, 
1737-8  names  two  sons  and  three  daughters. 

Daniel  Tracy,  son  of  Thomas  Tracy  and  Mary  Mason,  was  horn 
in  Sayhrook  in  1652.  He  went  to  Norwich  with  his  father  in  1660  and 
married  Sept.  1!>,  1682,  Abigail,  dan.  of  Thomas  Adgate  and  Mary  Mar- 
vin. Having  borne  two  children  she  died  Sept.  23,  1710.  He  married 
second,  Hannah,  widow  of  Thos.  Bingham  Mch.  4,  1711,  who  bore  him 
two  children:  Elizabeth  b.  Feby  10,  1712,  d.  Apl.  16,  1715,  and  Samuel  b. 
Mch.  12,  1714. 

He  died  June  29,  1728,  having  been  injured  the  day  previous.  "The 
inhabitants  were  engaged  in  raising  a  cart  bridge  twenty  feet  high  and 
two  hundred  ami  fifty  feet  long  'over  Shawtucket  river  near  three  miles 
from  town'  and  had  nearly  completed  the  frame  when  on  the  28th  of 
June,  just  as  they  were  putting  together  the  upper  work,  a  principal 
piece  of  timber  which  lay  in  the  foundation  of  this  upper  work  being- 
spliced  gave  way  at  the  joint  and  falling,  tripped  up  the  dependent 
frame  which  with  its  own  weight  careened  and  overset.  One  hundred 
feet  of  the  bridge  fell  with  forty  men  on  it.  The  water  was  very  low  and 
the  people  were  precipitated  upon  the  rocks  in  all  directions;  twenty 
were  severely  wounded  and  two  killed.  Mr.  Daniel  Tracy,  one  of  the 
last  survivors  of  the  old  stock  that  came  from  Saybrook  died  the  next 
day  of  his  mortal  wounds.  He  was  not  concerned  in  the  affair,  only  as 
he  was  a  benefactor  to  it,  and  went  out  that  day  to  carry  the  people 
some  provision  and  happened  to  be  on  the  bridge  at  that  juncture  of  dan- 
ger."   (Caulkins) 

( Ihildren  by  first  wife  : 

Daniel  b.  Dec.  7,  1683,  m.  Abigail  Leffingwell. 

Abigail        b. 

Daniel  Tracy,  son  of  Daniel  Tracy  and  Abigail  Adgate,  was  born 
in  Norwich  Dec.  7,  1683.  He  married  Mch.  14,  1710-1  Abigail,  dau.  of 
Thos.  Leffingwell  2nd,  and  Mary  Bushnell.  He  held  the  office  of  Town 
Treasurer  from  1735  until  1760.  He  died  Jany  29,  1771,  and  she  died 
Mch.  16,  1777. 

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Children : 

Abigail 

b.  July  10,  1716, 

d.  May  4,  1725. 

Daniel 

b.  Jany  3,  1718, 

d.  June  1,  1728. 

Samuel 

b.  Sept.  23,  1723, 

d.  1798,                         m.  Sybil  Lathrop. 

Hannah 

b.  Sept.    1727, 

m.  Simon  Huntington. 

Daniel 

b.  Oct.  24,  1730, 

d.  Nov.  2,  1730. 

Hannah  Tracy,  dau.  of  Daniel  Tracy,  Jr.,  and  Abigail  Leffingwell, 
was  born  in  Norwich  Sept.  2,  1727.  She  married,  Jany  17,  1751,  the 
Rev.  Simon,  son  of  Ebenezer  Huntington  and  Sarah  Leffingwell,  and 
died  July  30,  1753,  not  yet  26  years  of  age,  having  borne  two  children. 
A  pewter  plate  in  my  possession  is  stamped  on  the  margin :  H.  T.  The 
under  side  bears  the  "Toison  d'or,"  the  emblem  of  the  Order  of  the 
Golden  Fleece. 


Thomas  Adgate  was  present  at  a  town  meeting  in  Saybrook  in  1655 
and  was  ordained  as  deacon  there  in  1659.  He  removed  to  Norwich  in 
1660  and  was  one  of  the  35  proprietors.  Joshua,  the  third  son  of  Uncas, 
by  his  will  which  was  allowed  by  the  General  Court  of  Conn,  in  1678, 
gave  to  sixteen  Norwich  gentlemen  a  tract  of  48000  acres,  comprising  a 
large  part  of  the  present  territory  of  Windham,  Mansfield,  Chaplin, 
Hampton  and  Scotland.  Among  the  sixteen  were  Thomas  Tracy, 
Thomas  Adgate,  Thomas  Leffingwell  and  Simon  Huntington.  None  of 
these  occupied  their  shares  in  person. 

When  the  meetinghouse  was  enlarged  in  1698  the  pews  were  ar- 
ranged in  eight  classes,  and  five  of  the  oldest  and  most  respected  inhab- 
itants, viz :  Lt.  Thomas  Leffingwell,  Lt.  William  Backus,  Dea.  Simon 
Huntington,  Thomas  Adgate  Sen.  and  Serg.  John  Tracy  were  directed 
to  seat  the  people  with  due  regard  to  rank. 

By  his  first  wife  Dea.  Adgate  had  two  daughters,  Elizabeth  and 
Hannah.  Before  leaving  Saybrook  he  married  Mary,  widow  of  Richard 
Bushnell  and  dau.  of  Matthew  and  Elizabeth  Marvyn.  She  had  two 
sons  and  two  daughters  by  Mr.  Bushnell  and  three  daughters  and  one 
son  by  Dea.  Adgate.  His  will  dated  May  22,  1704,  begins:  "I,  Thomas 
Adgate  being  in  the  84th  year  of  my  age".    He  died  in  1707. 


Children : 


Elizabeth 
Hannah 


Oct. 
Oct. 


10,  1651, 
6,  1653, 


m.  Richard  Bushnell  1682. 
m.  Samuel  Lathrop. 


Abigail  b.  Aug.,  1661, 

Sarah  b.  Jany    1663, 

Rebecca  b.  June,  1666, 

Thomas  b.  Mar.,  1670, 


m.  Daniel  Tracy. 

m.  Christopher  Huntington,  Jr. 

m.  Joseph  Huntington. 

m.  Ruth  Brewster. 


Abigail  Adgate,  dau.  of  Dea.  Thomas  Adgate  and  Mary  Marvyn, 
was  born  in  Aug.  1661,  being  the  eighth  child  born  in  Norwich.  She 
married,  Sept.  19,  1682,  Daniel,  son  of  Lt.  Thomas  Tracy  and  Mary 
Mason,  and  bore  him  two  children.    She  died  Sept.  23,  1710. 


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.MARVIN. 

Matthew  Mahvix  was  born  in  England  about  L600.  In  the  records 
of  Westminster  Hall  is  a  list  of  persons  "to  be  transported  to  New 
England  imbarqned  in  the  *  Increase,'  Robert  Lea,  master,  having  taken 
oatli  of  allegiance  and  supremacy  etc."  among  whom  are: 

"husbandman      Matthew  Marvyn       age  35  yrs. 

uxor  Elizabeth  Marvyn  31 

Elizabeth  Marvyn  11 

Matthew  Marvyn  8 

Marie  Marvyn  li 

Sara  .Marvyn  3 

Hanna  Marvyn  i" 


Matthew  Marvin  was  one  of  the  original  settlers  of  Hartford  and 
resided  for  some  years  on  the  corner  of  Village  and  Front  Streets. 
He  removed  about  1650  to  Norwalk  where  he  was  a  pioneer.  He  was 
representative  to  the  General  Court  in  1654  and  died  at  Norwalk  in 
1687.    Late  in  life  he  married  for  his  second  wife  Mrs.  Alice  Kellogg. 


Children  hv  first  wife: 


Elizabeth 

b. 

1(124, 

m.  Dr.  John  Olmstead. 

Matthew 

b. 

1627, 

m.  Mary 

Mary 

b. 

1629, 

m.  Richard  Bushnell,  1648. 
2nd  Thomas  Adgate. 

Sarah 

b. 

1632, 

in.  Wm.  Goodridge,  1648. 

Hannah 

b. 

1634, 

in.  Thomas  Seymour,  1653, 

Abigail 

b. 

1636. 

in.  John  Ronton,  1656. 

Samuel 

b. 

Feby, 

1647, 

died  young. 

Rachel         b.  Dec.  30,  1649,  m.  Samuel  Smith. 


Mary  Marvin,  dau.  of  Matthew  and  Elizabeth  Marvin,  was  born  in 
England  in  1629  and  came  to  Hartford  in  1635.  She  married  in  1648 
Richard  Bushnell  of  Saybrook  to  whom  she  bore  four  children:  Jo- 
seph, Richard,  Mary,  Maria.  He  died  in  1658  and  in  1660  she  married 
Dea.  Thomas  Adgate,  who  had  two  children,  Elizabeth  and  Hannah, 
and  removed  to  Norwich  where  she  bore  him  four  children :  Abigail, 
Sarah,  Rebecca  and  Thomas.  Her  son  Richard  married  her  husband's 
daughter  Elizabeth,  an  unusual,  but  not  improper  alliance.  Of  more 
interest  to  our  family  is  our  descent  from  Mary  Marvin,  through 
both  her  husbands.     She  died  in  Norwich,  March  29,  1713  aged  84. 


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^^s 


IMHUIHt'lI'MHIIIIIMHIII— ■ I 


152 


BOW  UN. 


WELSH  ANCKSTRY  OK  (JRIFFITB  BOWEN. 

Prom  the  "Bowens  of  Woodstoelv  by   Mr.  E.  A.  Bowen,  L897,"  and  "Eminent  Welsh- 
men  by  the   Rev.   Robert   Williams,  1858." 

1  Aedd  Mawr, — that  is  Aedd,  The  Greal — was  a  prince  among  the 
first  colony  of  the  Britons  who  crossed  over  from  the  continent, 
and  first  monarch  of  the  Isle  of  Britain.  He  lived  about  1440  I'..  C. 
and  was  contemporary  with  Moses  and  Joshua. 

2  Prydain  was  a  distinguished  character  in  early  British  history. 
He  is  represented  in  the  Triads  as  the  one  who  first  consolidated 
the  several  states  of  Britain  into  a  general  union  with  a  supreme 
head. 

3  Dyvnvarth  Hen. 

4  Dyvnwal  Moelmud  was  a  beneficient  sovereign  and  first  reduced 
into  a  system  the  laws  and  customs  of  the  Cymry  so  that  justice 
might  be  obtained  by  every  one. 

5  Beli. 

6  Grwrgant  Varvdrwch  succeeded  his  father  on  the  tin-one.  He  was 
peaceful,  but  could  fight  with  vigor.  He  warred  against  Norway 
and  Denmark.     He  ruled  fourteen  years. 

7  Guhelyn  was  a  sovereign  uniformly  prudent  and  mild.  His  wife 
was  the  learned  Marsia  who  drew  up  the  laws  which  King  Alfred 
translated  from  Welsh  into  English  and  called  Marsian  laws. 

8  Sitsyllt  at  the  age  of  seven  began  to  rule  conjointly  with  his 
mother  until  her  death  and  then  as  sole  monarch. 

9  Dan  succeeded  his  brother  Cynvarch. 

10  Morydd  was  comely  in  person  and  of  vast  strength. 

11  Elydnag.  12  Geraint,  13  Cadell.  14  Cod.  15  Por.  16  Geraint. 
17  Andryw.  18  Urien.  19  Ithel.  20  Clydog.  21  Clydno.  22  Gonost. 
23  Meirion.  24  Bleiddyd.  25  Caffo.  26  (twain.  27  Sitsyllt. 
28  Arthvael.  2!)  Fidel.  30Rhodawr.  31  Rhydderch.  32  Sawl  Benisel. 
33  Por.     34  Cai.     35  Monogan.     36  Beli  Mawr  was  King  of  Britain 

B.  C.  55.  He  was  father  of  Caswallawn  who  opposed  Julius  Caesar 
and  is  mentioned  in  Caesar's  Commentaries  as  Cassivellaunus,  and 
also  father  of  Lludd  after  whom  Ludgate  in  London  is  named,  and 
also  of  37  Affleck    38  Affalach.     39  Owen.     40  Dhve  Brichwain. 

41     Omwedd.     42  Amwerid.     4:!  Gorddufu.     44   Dufu      45  Gwetholi. 

46     Doli.    47  Gwagain.    48  Cain.    4!)  Genedawc.     50  Iago.     51  Tegid. 

52  Padarn  Beisrudd.  53  Edeirn  m.  Gwenllian  dan.  of  Coel  Godehog, 
King  of  Britain,  who  was  son  of  Tegvan  ap  Dehcuvraint  ap  Tud- 
bwyll  ap  Eurben  ap  Gradd  ap  Rhuddvedd  ap  Rhydeyrn  ap  Eudbi- 

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MY  ANCESTORS. 

gant  ap  Eurdeyrn  ap  Einydd  ap  Eurios  ap  Euddolan  ap  Avellech 
ap  Arlech  ap  Lludd  ap  Beli  (Mawr). 

Coel  rose  up  in  arms  against  Asclepiodotus,  King  of  Britain,  and 
slew  him  in  battle  and  became  King.  Constantius,  a  Roman  senator, 
was  sent  from  Spain  to  reduce  him  to  obedience  and  peace  was 
agreed  upon. 

54  Cunedda  Vledig  was  sovereign  of  the  Stralclyde  Britons  from 
A.  D.  328  until  his  death  in  389.  He  inherited  from  his  mother 
extensive  possession  in  Wales  where  his  sons  settled. 

55  Einion  Yeth  succeeded  his  father  as  king  of  N.  Wales  A.  D.  389 
and  reigned  until  his  death  in  443.    He  gave  his  name  to  Caereinion. 

56  Llymerini. 

57  Cardiodoc  Vrechfras,  Earl  of  Hereford,  Lord  of  Radnor  and 
Lord  of  the  Dolorouse  m.  Tegayage  Vron,  dan.  of  King  Pelinor. 

58  Maynerick,  Lord  of  Brecknock  m.  Ellen,  dau.  of  Einion  of  Selif. 

59  Blethyn,  Lord  of  Brecknock  m.  Otten,  dau.  of  Tudor,  King  of  S. 
Wales. 

60  Gwrgan  m.  Gwenllian,  dau.  of  Gwys. 

61  Cadivor  m.  Maud,  dau.  of  Llewellyn  Vychan  ap  Llewellyn  ap 
Gwegan  ap  Iros  ap  Gwin  ap  Cellwin. 

62  Griffith  Gwys  m.  Catherine,  dau.  of  Elidor  of  Einion. 

63  Griffith  m.  Jane,  dau.  of  John  Fleming. 

64  Howell  m.  Anne,  dau.  of  Gwillen  Jenkin  Grant. 

65  Howell  Vaughan  m.  Catherine,  dau.  of  Jevan  Llwyd. 

66  Gwillim  Gam  m.  Wonll,  dau.  of  Gwillen  Jevan  Morgan  Van. 

67  Howell  Melyn  of  Gwyr  m.  Catherine,  dau.  of  Griffith  Llewdef 
Voythys. 

68  Jevan  Gwyr  m.  dau.  of  Wilcerk  Gradoc. 

69  Jenkyn  m.  Joan,  dau.  of  Gwillen  Vaughan  Gwillen  Phillop  Yryen. 

70  Owen  m.  Alice,  dau.  of  John  of  Swansey. 

71  Griffith  ap  Owen  alias  Bowen  of  Slade,  County  Glamorgan  m. 
Anne,  dau.  of  Humphrey  Bury  of  County  Devon. 

72  Philip  Bowen  of  Slade  m.  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Hopkin  John 
Vaughan. 

73  Francis  Bowen  m.  Elen,  dau.  of  Thomas  Franklyn.  These  were 
the  parents  of  Griffith  Bowen  of  Barryhead,  County  Glamorgan, 
who  married  Margaret,  dau.  of  Henry  Fleming,  and  came  to  Amer- 
ica in  1638. 

Note.  All  will  admit  that  Griffith  Bowen  had  ancestors  as  early  as 
B.  C.  1440.  Some  may  possibly  doubt  the  accuracy  of  this  list,  but  I 
have  adopted  these  for  my  ancestors.  If  any  name  is  spurious  or  mis- 
spelled, I  will  cheerfully  correct  the  error  upon  request  and  proof. 

154 


LYMAN. 

ENGLISH  ANCESTRY  OP  RICHARD  LYMAN. 

Alfred  the  Great. 

Edward  the  Elder. 

Edgina  m.  Henry  de  Vermandois. 

Hubert. 

Adela  m.  Hugh  Magnus,  son  of  Henry  I  of  France. 


MY   UNCLE    LYMAN    MAY, 
For  whom  I  was  named. 


155 


MY  ANCESTORS. 

Isabel  de  Vermandois  in.  Robert,  Earl  of  Melbert  or  Millent. 

Robert,  second  earl  of  Liescester. 

Robert,  third  earl. 

Margaret  m.  Saier  de  Quincey. 

Roger,  Earl  of  Winchester. 

Elizabeth  m.  Alexander  Cnmyn. 

Agnes  m.  Gilbert  de  Unrf raville. 

Gilbert,  Earl  of  Angus. 

Thomas  de  Umf  raville. 

Sir  Thomas  de  Umf  raville. 

Jean  or  Johanna  m.  Sir  Win.  Lambert. 


Sir  Robert  Umf reville,  Lord  of  Tours  and  Viau  of  Normandy,  came 

to  England  with  William,  the  Conqueror. 

Gilbert  de  Umfreville. 

Sir  Robert  de  Umfreville,  Lord  of  Riddesdale. 

Sir  Odewell  de  Umfreville. 

Robert  de  Umfreville. 

Sir  Richard  de  Umfreville  m.  Matilda  de  Torrington. 

Gilbert  de  Umfreville. 

Gilbert  de  Umfreville,  Earl  of  Angus,  Lord  Umfreville,  Baron  of 
Prudhoe,  Lord  of  Riddesdale,  m.  Matilda,  Countess  of  Angus,  descend- 
ant of  Malcolm  III,  King  of  Scotland,  whose  son  David,  also  king,  m. 
Maud ;  their  son  Henry  m.  Adama  or  Adaline,  dau.  of  William,  Earl  of 
Warren.  Their  dau.  Ada  m.  Gilchrist,  3d  Earl  of  Angus ;  their  son  Dun- 
can, 4th  Earl,  had  Malcolm,  5th  Earl  of  Angus,  who  m.  Mary,  dau.  of 
Sir  Humphrey  Berkeley  and  had  Matilda. 

Sir  Thomas  de  Umfreville  m.  Joan,  dau.  of  Lord  Rodam. 

Sir  Thomas  de  Umfreville,  Lord  de  Riddesdale,  was  living  in  the 
time  of  King  Henry  IV.    His  dau.  Johanna  m.  Sir  William  Lambert,  Kt. 


Sir  Radulphus  Lambert,  Kt.  came  to  England  with  William  the 
Conqueror,  m.  Alidnora,  dau.  of  Sir  Ralph  de  Toney. 

Sir  Hugh  Fitz  Lambert  m.  Maud,  dau.  of  Peter,  Lord  Ross. 

Sir  Henry  Lambert,  Lord  of  Skipton. 

Sir  John  Lambert. 

Sir  Edward  Lambert. 

Sir  John  Lambert,  living  1187. 

Sir  Thomas  Lambert. 

Sir  William  Lambert  m.  Jane,  dau.  of  Sir  Thomas  Cresey. 

Sir  Henry  Lambert  m.  Isabella  Lambert. 

Sir  Nicholas  Lambert,  Lord  of  Skipton. 

Alan  Lambert,  Esq. 

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LYMAN. 


LYMAN    MAY    PAINE, 
At   Williston    Seminary,   Class   of   1868. 


ville. 


Sir  William  Lambert  in.  Johanna,  dan.  of  Sir  Thomas  de  Umi're- 

Robert  Lambert,  Esq. 
Henry  Lambert,  Esq. 
Elizabeth  Lambert  m.  Thomas  Lyman. 


Thomas  Leman  was  living  in  England  1275. 

Richard  Leman. 

Alisalon  Lyeman. 

Espilon  Lyman. 

Salomon  Lyman. 

Robert  Lyman  m.  Johanna,  dan.  of  Roger  Trethewy. 

Thomas  Lyman  in.  Elizabeth,  dan.  of  Henry  Lambert,  Essex  Co. 

Henry  Lyman  m,  Alicia,  dan.  of  Simon  Hyde. 

John  Lyman  m.  Margaret,  dan.  of  William  Gerard. 

Henry  Lyman  b.  ab.  1550  m.  Phillis,  dan.  of  John  Scott  d.  about 
1609. 

Richard  b.  ab.  1580  m.  Sarah  Osborne,  emigrated  to  New  England, 
Aug.  1631. 

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ROYAL  ANCESTRY  OF  THOMAS  TRACY. 

An   abstract  of  "Ancestors  oi  Lieut.  Thomas     Tracy     of    Norwich,    Conn.,    by   Lieut. 
Charles  Stedman  Ripley,  U.  S.  Navy,  1895." 

Edmund  (Ironsides),  son  of  Aetlielred  the  Unready,  was  King  of 
England  from  April  23,  1016  till  his  death  Nov.  30,  1016,  probably  pois- 
oned at  the  instance  of  Canute  the  Dane  who  married  his  mother  and 
took  possession  of  the  throne. 

Edward,  his  son,  was  driven  into  exile.  He  married  Agatha,  dau. 
of  Henry  II.  of  Germany,  who  was  King  of  Bavaria  and  crowned 
Emperor  of  Rome  in  1014  and  died  in  1024. 

Margaret,  their  daughter,  married  Malcolm  III.  King  of  Scotland. 
She  Avas  the  first  crowned  queen  of  Scotland  and  a  most  amiable  and 
excellent  woman. 


Henry  De  Grey  received  the  manor  of  Thurrock  from  King  Rich- 
ard I.  in  1194.  In  1216  Henry  III.  gave  him  the  manor  of  Grimston. 
He  married  Isolda,  niece  of  Robert  Bardolf. 

Sir  John  De  Grey,  his  second  son,  was  sheriff  of  Buckingham  and 
Bedford  in  1233.  He  was  summoned  with  horse  and  arms  to  attend 
King  Henry  III.  into  Flanders  in  1241.  He  married  the  Lady  Joane, 
widow,  of  Pauline  Pevere.  He  was  very  loyal  to  the  King  and  held 
many  high  offices  and  died  in  1265. 

Reginald  De  Grey,  his  son,  in  1280  made  Justice  of  Chester.  In 
1294  he  was  summoned  to  Parliament  as  a  baron.  He  was  Assistant  to 
Prince  Edward  in  1296  during  the  king's  absence  in  Flanders.  He  mar- 
ried Maud,  daughter  and  heiress  of  William,  Lord  Fitz  Hugh,  by  Hawys, 
daughter  and  heiress  of  Hugh  De  Longchamp  of  Wilton  Castle  in 
County  Hereford. 

John  De  Grey,  his  eldest  son,  was  summoned  to  Parliament  from 
June  9,  1309,  to  Sept.  18,  1322.  In  1316  (10  Edward  II.)  he  was  made 
Justice  of  North  Wales  and  Governor  of  the  Castle  of  Caernarvon.  His 
lordship  married  first  Anne,  dau.  of  William,  Lord  Ferrers  and  second 
Maud,  dau.  of  Ralph,  Lord  Basset. 

Roger  De  Grey,  his  eldest  son  by  the  second  wife,  was  summoned 
to  Parliament  as  Lord  Grey  de  Ruthyn.  He  married  Lady  Elizabeth 
Hastings. 


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Philip  De  Estley  was  a  feudal  baron  in  the  reign  of  Henry  II.  Hia 
son  Thomas  De  Ast'ley  in  1210  paid  a  hundred  marks  to  the  crown  to 
be  excused  from  going  beyond  the  sea.  Afterward  he  took  up  arms 
against  King  John,  was  taken  prisoner  and  his  estates  confiscated. 
Later  his  estates  were  restored  by  Henry  III.  He  married  Maud,  sister 
of  Roger  de  Camvill. 

Walter  De  Astley,  his  son,  was  with  his  father  in  rebellion  against 


King  John.    He  died  before  1240. 


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Sir  Thomas  Do  Astloy,  Knt.  was  a  faithful  subject  of  King  Henry 
III.  and  hold  many  appointments  from  1241  1<>  L250.  In  1202  lie  was  a 
leader  of  the  rebellious  barons  and  in  I  J(i4  he  was  slain  in  the  battle  of 
Evesham  between  the  king  and  barons.  His  first  wife  was  Joane,  dan. 
of  Ernald  do  Hois  and  second  Editha,  dan.  of  Peter  Constable. 

Thomas  Do  Astloy,  oldest  son  by  the  first  wife,  recovered  the  family 
estates  on  payment  of  ."520  marks,  lie  was  with  King  Edward  I.  at  the 
victory  at  Falkirk  and  was  rewarded  for  his  loyalty  and  military  service 
by  being  summoned  to  Parliament  as  Baron  Astloy. 

Sir  Guy  Do  Astloy,  his  second  son,  fought  with  King  Edward  II. 
and  was  taken  prisoner  at  Bannocksburn.  Ho  married  Alice,  second 
daughter  of  Sir  Thomas  Wolvey,  Knt. 

Thomas  De  Astloy,  third  Lord  Astloy,  was  summoned  to  Parlia- 
ment from  1342  to  1349.  Ho  was  more  of  a  churchman  than  a  soldier. 
About  1339  he  founded  a  chantry  in  the  parish  church  at  Astloy.  Later 
he  erected  a  beautiful  church  in  the  form  of  a  cross  with  a  tall  spire  and 
dedicated  to  the  Assumption  of  the  Blessed  Virgin.  Ho  married  Eliza- 
beth, dan.  of  Guy  De  Beauchamp,  Earl  of  Warwick.    Their  oldest  son — 

William  De  Astloy  was  the  fourth  Lord  Astloy.  He  was  never 
summoned  to  Parliament,  but  was  included  in  several  commissions  dur- 
ing the  reigns  of  Henry  IV.  and  Henry  V.  He  married  Catherine,  dau. 
of  William,  Lord  Willoughby  Do  Eresby,  by  whom  ho  loft  an  only 
daughter. 

Lady  Joane  De  Astley  married,  first,  Thomas  Raleigh,  by  whom 
she  had  no  issue;  and  secondly,  Reginald,  Lord  Grey  De  Ruthyn. 


Isabella  of  Angouleme  was  dau.  of  Aymer,  Comte  of  Angouleme 
and  Alicia,  dau.  of  Peter  of  Courtenay,  a  younger  son  of  Louis  VI.  of 
France.  She  was  married  to  King  John  of  England  during  his  visit  to 
France  in  August,  1200.  Her  first  son,  King  Henry  III.,  was  born  Oct. 
1,  1207.  She  was  imprisoned  in  1214  by  order  of  John.  After  his  death 
she  returned  to  Franco  and  married.  May,  1220,  Hugh  Le  Brun  Comte 
de  la  Marche.  She  died  at  Fontebrand  in  1246.  Their  son- 
William  De  Lusiguan  (de  Valence)  came  to  England  with  his 
brother  Guy  and  sister  Alice  to  escape  oppression,  and  were  provided 
for  by  their  half  brother  Henry  III.  William  was  made  governor  of 
Goderich  castle  and  through  the  influence  of  the  King  married  Joane, 
daughter  and  heir  of  Warim  de  Monchensi  and  Joane,  sister  of  the 
Earl  of  Pembroke.  In  1249  he  was  with  the  army  of  Crusaders  in 
the  Holy  Land.  He  was  called  William  De  Valance  in  England,  and 
bore  the  title  of  Earl  of  Pembroke.  He  fought  for  the  King  against 
the  rebellious  barons  at  Evesham  and  was  rewarded  by  large  grants 
of  land.  He  was  slain  in  1296  while  engaged  in  the  wars  of  France. 
His  wife  bore  him  seven  children. 

Isabel,  the  fifth  child,  married  John  Do  Hastings. 


Huge  De  Montfort,  (Hugh  with  a  Beard)  was  a  son  of  Thurstam 
De  Bastenburgh.  Ho  came  to  England  with  William  the  Conqueror 
and  rendered  good  service  at  the  battle  of  Hastings.  He  was  rewarded 
with  twenty-eight  lordships  in  Kent,  a  large  portion  of  Romney  Marsh, 


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sixteen  lordships  in  Essex,  fifty-one  in  Suffolk  and  nineteen  in  Nor- 
folk. He  lost  his  life  in  a  duel  with  Walcheline  de  Ferrers.  Hugh  De 
Montfort  had  three  children.     The  youngest  was — 

Alice,  who  married  Gilbert  De  Gaunt,  grandson  of  Baldwin  V., 
Count  of  Flanders. 

Hugh,  their  son,  took  his  mother's  family  name  and  inherited  her 
father's  possessions.  He  married  Adeline,  dau.  of  Robert,  Earl  of 
Millent  and  Isabel  de  Vermandois.  He  rebelled  against  the  King  and 
was  confined  in  prison  fourteen  years. 

Thurstam  De  Montfort,  his  son,  erected  a  castle  of  great  strength 
at  the  chief  seat  of  his  family  in  Warwickshire  which  he  called  "Bel- 
desert.  ' ' 

Thurstam  De  Charlecote,  his  second  son,  lived  in  the  time  of  Rich- 
ard I.  and  was  father  of — 

Sir  Walter  De  Charlecote  who  received  many  immunities  and  priv- 
ileges from  Richard  I.,  all  which  were  confirmed  by  King  John  in  1203. 

Sir  William  De  Lucy,  his  son,  was  the  first  of  the  Charlecotes  who 
bore  that  surname,  probably  because  his  mother  Avas  heir  to  some  branch 
of  that  great  baronial  family.  He  took  up  arms  with  the  barons  against 
King  John  and  his  estates  were  seized,  but  restored  by  Henry  III.  He 
married  Isabel,  and,  second,  Maud,  sister  of  John  Cotele.  He  founded 
the  monastery  of  Thelesford,  and  died  about  1247.  His  son  by  his  sec- 
ond wife — 

Sir  William  De  Lucy,  Knight  of  Charlecote,  married  Amicia,  dau. 
of  William  De  Furches,  by  whom  he  had  a  son — 

Fouk  De  Lucy  in  the  reign  of  Henry  III.  was  one  of  the  nine  gov- 
ernors of  the  Kingdom.  "This  Fouk  was  a  lover  of  good  horses  as  it 
would  seem  for  in  the  11th  of  Edward  I.  he  gave  forty  marks  to  two 
Londoners  that  were  merchants  of  horses  for  a  black  charger,  about 
which  time  a  fat  ox  was  sold  for  sixteen  shillings. ' '    He  died  in  1302. 

Sir  William  Lucy  of  Charlecote  was  a  representative  in  several 
Parliaments  for  Warwick. 

Sir  William  Lucy  was  summoned  to  attend  the  King  into  France 
in  1345.    He  died  in  1348. 

Thomas  Lucy  of  Charlecote,  his  son,  was  father  of 

Sir  William  Lucy  of  Charlecote  "who  being  a  Knight  was  retained 
in  1381  to  serve  John  Gaunt,  Duke  of  Lancaster  and  King  of  Castile  for 
life  with  one  esquire  in  times  of  war  and  peace."  In  the  first  year  of 
Henry  IV.  (1399)  he  represented  the  county  of  Warwick  in  Parlia- 
ment. 

Sir  Thomas  Lucy  of  Charlecote,  his  son,  was  a  member  of  Parlia- 
ment in  1405.  He  married  Alice,  dau.  of  Sir  William  Hugford.  He 
died  July  28,  1415.    His  son 

William  Lucy  of  Charlecote  married  Lady  Eleanor,  dau.  of  Regi- 
nald, Lord  Grey  de  Ruthyn. 


Hugh  De  Beauchamp  came  from  Normandy  with  William  the  Con- 
queror and  received  large  estates  in  Hertford,  Buckingham  and  Bed- 
ford shires.    His  third  son — 

Walter  De  Beauchamp  of  Elmsley  Castle  in  Gloucester  was  made 


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sheriff  by  Henry  1.  and  received  ;i  granl  of  all  the  lands  of  Roger  De 
Worcester.  Ee  married  Emeline,  dan.  of  CJrso  de  Ahitat,  hereditary 
sheriff  of  Worcestershire,  and   Adelise,  his  wife. 

William  De  Beauchamp,  his  son,  having  aided  the  Empress  Maud 
iu  her  endeavors  to  gain  the  English  throne,  was  dispossessed  of  his 
estates  by  King  Stephen.  When  Henry  11.,  son  of  the  Empress  Aland, 
came  to  the  throne  in  1 L53  he  not  only  restored  to  him  the  shrievalty  of 
Worcestershire,  but  also  made  him  sheriff  of  Warwickshire,  Gloucester- 
shire and  Herefordshire,  lie  married  Maud,  dan.  of  William,  Lord 
Braose  of  Gower. 

William  De  Beauchamp,  his  son,  married  Joane,  dan.  of  Sir  Thomas 
Walerie,  and  died  before  L211. 

Walter  De  Beauchamp,  bis  son,  was  appointed  governor  of  Hanley 
Castle  in  L215.  Be  joined  the  enemies  of  King  .John  and  all  his  lands 
were  seized  and  himself  excommunicated.  He  presently  submitted  and 
sought  absolution  which  he  obtained  as  well  as  restitution  of  his  castle 
at  Worcester  with  his  hereditary  shrievalty.  He  married  Bertha,  dau. 
of  William,  Lord  Braose.  He  died  in  1235  and  was  succeeded  by  his 
elder  son. 

Walcheline  De  Beauchamp  married  Joane,  dau.  of  Roger,  Lord 
Mortimer,  and  died  in  the  same  year  as  his  father. 

William  De  Beauchamp  received  many  summons  from  Henry  III. 
to  meet  the  King  "with  horse  and  arms"  for  military  service,  the  high- 
est proof  of  his  prowess  and  loyalty.  He  married  Isabel,  dau.  of  Wil- 
liam Manduil  of  Banslape  in  Berkshire.     He  died  in  L268. 

William  De  Beauchamp,  his  son,  inherited  the  feudal  barony  of 
Elmsley  from  his  father  and  the  barony  of  Hanslape  and  Earldom  from 
his  mother.  He  rendered  great  service  to  King  Edward  I.  in  the  Welsh 
and  Scottish  wars.  He  married  Maud,  widow  of  (iirard  de  Eurnisal 
and  one  of  the  four  daughters  of  Richard  Fitz-John,  son  of  John  Fitz- 
Geffery,  Chief  Justice  of  Ireland. 

Guy  De  Beauchamp,  his  eldest  son,  was  second  Earl  of  Warwick. 
He  distinguished  himself  at  the  battle  of  Falkirk  and  at  the  siege  of 
Caerlaverock.  He  married  Alice,  widow  of  Thomas  De  Laybourne  and 
dau.  of  Ralph  De  Toni  of  Flamsted  in  the  county  of  Hertford.  He  died 
at  Warwick  Castle  Aug.  12,  1315.  His  children  were  Thomas,  John, 
Maud,  Emma,  Isabel,  Elizabeth  and  Lucia. 

Elizabeth  De  Beauchamp  married  Thomas,  third  Lord  Astley. 


Hrolf  (Rollo  or  Raoul)  was  a  Norwegian  viking  or  pirate  and  suc- 
ceeded in  wresting  from  Charles  the  Simple  the  land  on  both  sides  the 
mouth  of  the  Seine.  This  land  was  ceded  to  Hrolf  in  the  treaty  of 
peace  and  he  became  vassal  to  the  French  King  for  this  territory  which 
took  the  name  of  Northman's  land  or  Normandy.  Hrolf  was  baptized 
in  the  Christian  faith  and  was  given  Gesla,  the  king's  daughter,  in  mar- 
riage. He  ruled  in  Normandy  from  91 1  to  927.  His  first  wife,  Poppa, 
dau.  of  Count  De  Bayeaux,  bore  him  his  son  and  heir — 

William  Longsword  (r.  927  to  943)  who  married  Adela,  dau.  of  Ru- 
bert,  Count  de  Seulis.    His  eldest  son — 

Richard  the  Fearless  (r.  943-996)  married  Gunora  or  Gunred,  dau. 
of  Herbastus,  a   Danish  knight,  who  bore  him  Richard  the  Good  and 

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Emma,  who  married  Aetlielred  II.  of  England  and  afterward  Canute 
the  Dane. 

Eiehard  the  Good  (r.  996-1026)  was  the  father  of  Eichard  and  Bob- 
ert,  each  of  whom  succeeded  to  the  Duchy  in  succession. 

Eobert  the  Magnificent,  sometimes  called  "le  diable",  (r.  1028- 
1035)  went  on  a  pilgrimage  to  the  Holy  Land  and  was  poisoned  at 
Nicaea  in  Bithynia  in  1035. 

William,  Duke  of  Normandy,  surnamed  the  Conqueror,  from  his 
triumph  over  Harold  II.,  King  of  the  English,  at  Hastings  Oct.  14, 1066. 
He  was  crowned  King  of  England  by  Aldred,  Archbishop  of  York,  at 
Westminster  Abbey  on  the  25th  of  December,  1066.  He  was  the  illegiti- 
mate son  of  Eobert  by  Arlotta  or  Herlesa,  dau.  of  Fulbert,  a  tanner  of 
Falaise,  and  was  born  in  1025.  In  1053  William  married  Matilda,  dau. 
of  Baldwin  V.,  Count  of  Flanders.  She  bore  him  four  sons  and  six 
daughters:  Eobert,  Eichard,  William  (Eufus)  or  William  II.,  Henry 
I.,  Cicely,  Constanta,  Alice,  Adela  (mother  of  King  Stephen),  Agatha 
and  Gundred.     He  died  Sept.  9,  1087. 

Gundred  married  William  De  Warrenne,  Earl  of  Warrenne  in  Nor- 
mandy and  of  Surrey  in  England. 


William  de  Warrenne,  Earl  of  Warrenne  in  Normandy,  came  to 
England  with  his  near  kinsman,  the  Conqueror,  and  fought  with  him  at 
Hastings,  and  received  immense  grants  of  land  in  several  counties.  He 
was  made  Earl  of  Surrey  and  married  Gundred,  dau.  of  William  the 
Conqueror.    She  died  in  1085,  and  the  Earl  in  1089.    Their  son — 

William  de  Warrenne,  Earl  of  Warrenne  and  second  Earl  of  Sur- 
rey, forfeited  his  estates  for  rebellion,  but  received  them  back  and  be- 
came a  good  subject  of  Henry  I.  He  married  Isabel  de  Vermandois, 
widow  of  Eobert,  Earl  of  Milient  and  dau.  of  Hugh  Magnus,  Count  de 
Vermandois.    The  Earl  died  May  11,  1138. 

William  de  Warrenne,  Earl  of  Warrenne  and  third  Earl  of  Sur- 
sey,  espoused  the  cause  of  King  Stephen  and  fought  for  him  at  Lincoln. 
He  married  Adela,  dau.  of  William  Falsace,  son  of  Eobert  de  Belesme, 
Earl  of  Shrewsbury.  In  1147  the  Earl  accompanied  Louis  VII.,  King  of 
France,  on  a  crusade  against  the  Saracens  in  the  Holy  Land  and  never 
returned. 

Isabel  de  Warren,  his  only  child,  married,  second,  in  1163  Hameline 
Plantagenet.  He  served  with  distinction  in  the  army  of  Eichard  I.  in 
Normandy.    He  died  May  7, 1202.    Their  dau.— 

Lady  Isabel  Plantagenet  married  Eoger  Bigod,  the  second  Earl  of 
Norfolk,  son  of  Hugh  Bigod,  first  Earl  of  Norfolk.  He  was  ambassador 
from  Eichard  I.  to  Philip  of  France  for  aid  in  a  crusade  against  the 
Saracens.  He  was  one  of  the  barons  who  wrested  Magna  Charter  from 
King  John.    The  Earl  died  in  1220.    Their  eldest  daughter — 

Lady  Margery  Bigod  married  William  de  Hastings,  son  of  William 
de  Hastings,  Lord  of  Filloughby  and  Steward  to  Henry  II.  and  Maud, 
dau  of  Thurstam  Banaster.    Their  only  child — 


Henry  de  Hastings  attended  King  Henry  III.  into  France  in  1241 
and  was  taken  pi'isoner  at  Zante.  He  died  in  1250.  He  married  Ada, 
dau  of  David,  Earl  of  Huntingdon.    Their  son — 

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Henry  de  Hastings  was  summoned  in  1259  to  be  at  Shrewsbury 
witb  horse  and  arms  to  march  against  the  Welch.  Afterwards  he  took 
up  arms  against  the  King.  He  distinguished  himself  at  the  battle  of 
Lewes  where  the  king  was  made  prisoner.    He  died  in  1264.    His  son — 

Henry  de  Hastings  married  Lady  Joan  de  Cantelupe,  dan.  of  Baron 
William  de  Cantelupe.  He  was  summoned  to  Parliament  as  Baron 
Hastings  Dec.  14, 1264.    He  died  in  1268.    His  son — 

John  de  Hastings  was  summoned  to  Parliament  as  Lord  Hastings. 
He  was  a  great  military  leader  during  the  reign  of  Edward  I.  He  took 
part  in  expeditions  to  Scotland  in  1283,  to  Wales  in  1286,  then  to  Ire- 
land and  again  to  Scotland  in  1301.  For  a  reward  he  was  given  the 
whole  County  of  Mentieth.  In  1290  he  was  one  of  the  competitors  for 
the  crown  of  Scotland  in  right  of  his  descent  from  Ada,  dau.  of  David, 
Earl  of  Huntingdon.  He  married  Lady  Isabel,  dau.  of  William  de  Val- 
ence, Earl  of  Pembroke.  Lady  Isabel  died  Oct.  3,  1305  and  his  lordship 
in  1313.    Their  daughter — 

Lady  Elizabeth  Hastings  married  Eoger  de  Grey,  son  of  John  de 
Grey.  Roger  de  Grey  was  summoned  to  Parliament  as  Lord  Grey  du 
Ruthyn.    He  died  in  1353. 

Reginald  de  Grey,  his  son,  was  summoned  to  Parliament  as  Regi- 
nald de  Grey  de  Ruthyn  from  March  15,  1354  to  Marcb  20,  1388.  He 
married  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Roger,  fourth  Baron  le  Strange  of  Knokyn. 
He  died  in  1388. 

Reginald  de  Grey,  his  son,  was  summoned  to  Parliament  from  Oct. 
6,  1389 "to  Sept.  26,  1439.  He  married  Lady  Joane,  only  dau.  of  Wil- 
liam De  Astley  and  died  in  1440,  leaving  four  children. 

Lady  Eleanor  De  Grey,  their  youngest  child  and  only  daughter, 
married  William  Lucv  of  Charlecote  in  the  county  of  Warwick 


Sir  William  Lucy  of  Charlecote  was  made  Knight  of  the  Bath  at 
the  coronation  of  the  queen  of  Henry  VII.  He  married  Margaret,  dau. 
of  John  Brecknock,  treasurer  to  Henry  VI.  and,  second,  Alice,  dau.  of 
William  Hanbury,  and  died  in  1492. 

Edward  Lucy,  his  son  by  the  first  wife,  was  a  soldier  of  high  repute 
in  the  reign  of  Henry  VII.  He  had  command  of  a  division  of  the  royal 
army  at  the  battle  of  Stake.  He  married  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Walter 
Tramsington  and  second,  Jane,  dau.  of  Richard  Ludlow.  His  eldest 
son — 

Sir  Thomas  Lucy,  Knt.  of  Charlecote,  was  one  of  the  servers  to 
King  Henry  VIII.  He  married  Elizabeth,  widow  of  George  Catesby  of 
Ashby-Legers  in  the  county  of  Northampton,  and  daughter  of  Sir  Rich- 
ard Empson,  Knt.  He  died  in  1525.  His  grandson,  Sir  Thomas  Lucy, 
prosecuted  Shakespeare  for  stealing  deer,  and  was  afterwards  satirized 
and  immortalized  by  the  great  dramatist  as  Justice  Shallow  in  Merry 
Wives  of  Windsor. 

Barbara  Lucy,  youngest  child  of  Sir  Thomas  and  Elizabeth,  mar- 
ried Richard  Tracy,  Esquire,  of  Stairway. 

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Basil  I.  was  bom  813  and  died  SS(i.  He  was  a  Macedonian  of  ob- 
scure origin,  bul  succeeded  in  winning  the  favor  of  the  Byzantine 
emperor  Michael  111.,  who  intrusted  him  with  the  administration  of  the 
empire.  In  *f>7  be  assassinated  the  emperor  and  usurped  the  throne. 
He  drove  the  Saracens  out  of  Italy  and  began  the  collection  of  laws 
called  "Basilica"  which  was  completed  by  his  son  Leo. 

Leo  VI.,  surnamed  "The  Wise,"  was  son  of  Basil  I.  and  emperor 
from  886  till  his  death  91 1. 

Constantine  VII.  horn  905,   Byzantine  emperor,  son  of   Deo   VX, 

whom  he  succeeded,      lie  was  poisoned  by  his  son   Uomnnns  II.   Nov.   L5, 

95!».    He  was  a  liberal  patron  of  learning  and  himself  hold-  a     igh  rank 

in  literature  as  the  author  of  a   treatise  on  governmenl   "De  admin- 

istrandis  imperio." 

Bomanus  [I.,  Emperor  of  the  Bast  from  959  to  in::;,  was  a  son  of 

Constantine  Porphyrogenitus. 

Anne,  dan.,  of  Romanus  II..  married  Wblodomir,  Grand   Duke  of 

Russia.    Their  son— 

Jaroslau's  was  Grand  Duke  of  Russia. 
Anne,  his  daughter,  married 

Henry  L,  Bang  of  France  from  L031  to  1060,  and  their  son- 
Hugh  Magnus,  Count  de  Vercnandois,  was  the  lather  of  [sabel  who 

married  Robert,  Earl  of  Millent  and,  second,  William,  Earl  of  Warrenne. 


KennethlL,  son  of  McAlpine,  was  founder  of  the  Scottish  monarchy 
and  reigned  from  843  to  858. 

Constantine  II.,  his  son,  was  King  of  Scotland  from  862  to  878.  He 
was  taken  prisoner  by  the  Danes  and  beheaded  in  878  ai  "The  Devil's 
Cave".    His  son — 

Donald  IV.  reigned  prosperously  from  892  to  903  and  did  much  to 
civilize  Scotland. 

Malcolm  I.,  his  son,  reigned  from  943  to  958  and  was  killed  in  an 
insurrection  at  Mearns. 

Kenneth  III.,  his  son,  reigned  from  970  to  994  when  he  was  assass- 
inated. 

Malcolm  IT.,  his  son,  reigned  from  1003  to  1033  when  he  was  mur- 
dered by  his  cousin. 

The  Princess  Beatrix,  his  daughter,  married  Grinnes,  governor  of 
the  Scotch  islands,  and  the  crown  passed  to  their  son- 
Duncan  I.  succeeded  his  grandfather  in  1033  and  reigned  one  year 
when  he  was  murdered  by  his  cousin  Macbeth.  "After  life's  fitful  fever, 
he  sleeps  well." 

Malcolm  111.,  his  son,  was  crowned  at  Scone  Apl.  25,  1057  and 
reigned  until  1093.  He  married  Margaret,  dau.  of  Edward,  son  of 
Edmund  (Ironsides),  King  of  England.    He  was  slain  in  battle. 

David  I.  (St.  David),  their  son,  came  to  the  throne  in  1124  and 
reigned  until  1153.  He  married  Maud,  dau.  of  the  Earl  of  Northampton 
by  Judith,  niece  of  William  the  Conqueror.    He  died  May  24,  1153. 

Henry  died  during  the  life  of  his  father,  leaving  three  sons  and  two 
daughters.     His  wife  was  Lady  Adeline,  dau.  of  William  De  Warrenne 

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and  Isabel  De  Vermandois.  The  older  sons  were  successivelv  kings 
of  Scotland :    Malcolm  IV.  1153  to  1163  and  William  I.  1163  to  1214. 

David,  Earl  of  Huntington,  was  the  third  son.  He  married  Maud, 
daughter  of  Hugh,  Earl  of  Chester. 

Ada  (Adama),  their  daughter,  married  Henry  De  Hastings,  son  of 
William  De  Hastings  and  Lady  Margery  Bigod. 


Sir  Grinrwald  Pauncefoot  m.  a  daughter  of  Lord  Kyrkhowell.  He 
is  the  first  of  the  line  in  "the  visitation  of  the  County  of  Gloucester 
taken  in  the  year  1623. ' '  His  descendants  are  Sir  Grinrwald  Pauncefoot, 
Sir  Grinrwald  Pauncefoot,  Sir  Grimwald  Pauncefoot,  Sir  Hugh  Paunce- 
foot, Sir  John,  whose  daughter  Margery  married  William  Tracy. 


Sir  Guy  De  La  Spine  was  a  Knight  in  time  of  King  Richard  II.  His 
father  William  held  notable  employments  in  the  reign  of  Edward  III. 
and  was  grandson  to  William  De  La  Spine  who  married  Johanna, 
daughter  of  Sir  Simon  De  Coughton,  the  lineal  heir  male  to  Ralph,  son 
of  William  De  Cocton,  who  nourished  before  the  reign  of  Henry  II.  His 
daughter  Alice  married  William  Tracy  and  Eleanor  married  Sir  John 
Throckmorton. 

John  of  Throckmorton  was  lord  of  Rockmoor  Town  in  1130. 

John  Throckmorton,  Lord  of  Throckmorton,  married  Agnes, 
daughter  of  Sir  Richard  Abberbury. 

Sir  Thomas  Throckmorton  was  of  the  retinue  of  the  Earl  of  War- 
wick in  1396.    He  married  Agnes  Besford. 

Sir  John  Throckmorton  was  a  man  of  prominence  during  the  reigns 
of  Henry  V.  and  Henry  VI.  He  was  Under  Treasurer  of  England.  He 
died  in  the  sixth  year  of  Henry  VI.  His  wife  Eleanor  survived.  They 
had  three  sons  and  five  daughters. 

Sir  Thomas  Throckmorton  married  Margaret  Ordney  and  had  icsue 
— one  daughter,  Margaret,  married  Sir  William  Tracy. 


Pepin  of  Heristal  was  King  of  France  without  the  title,  contenting 
himself  with  the  old  title  ' '  Mayor  of  the  Palace. ' '  He  was  grandson  to 
Pepin  de  Landen  by  his  mother's  side,  and  by  his  father's  side  grandson 
to  the  famous  Arnaud.    He  died  in  714. 

Charles  Martel,  his  natural  son,  administered  the  kingdom  with  the 
same  title.    He  was  the  great  opponent  of  the  Saracens.    He  died  in  741. 

Pepin  Le  Bref,  his  son,  was  the  first  king  of  France  of  the  Carlo- 
vingian  dynasty.  With  his  queen  Bertha  he  was  crowned  by  the  pope 
in  750.  He  was  victorious  over  the  Saracens  and  the  German  princes 
and  died  in  768.    His  son — 

Charlemagne  lived  742-814  and  was  master  of  an  empire  which  em- 
braced all  France,  a  part  of  Spain,  more  than  half  of  Italy,  and  nearly 
all  Germany.  He  fought  the  idolatrous  Saxons  for  thirty  years,  and 
compelled  their  chief  to  accept  Christian  baptism.  In  800  he  was 
crowned  at  Rome  "Emperor  of  the  West."  He  reigned  nearly  forty- 
seven  years.  His  wife  was  Hildegarde,  dau.  of  Childebrand,  Duke  of 
Suabia. 

Louis  I.,  his  son,  was  not  wise  enough  to  keep  what  his  father  had 

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TEACY 

gained,  and  upon  his  death  in  840  the  whole  fabric  of  the  empire  broke 
asunder.  He  was  finely  formed  ami  very  powerful  ami  was  called  "le 
Debonnaire."  lie  married  for  his  second  wife  Judith,  dan.  of  Counl 
Welpho  of  Altorf,  of  the  house  of  Guelph,  who  bore  him  one  son, — 

Charles  II.  "the  Bald"  was  born  in  823  and  became  King  of  France. 
He  died  in  S77.  He  married  Hermentrude,  dan.  of  ( )do,  Count  of 
Orleans.    Their  son — 

Louis  II.  (the  Stammerer),  King  of  France,  died  879.  He  married 
Ausgarde.     Their  son — 

Carloman,  King  of  Aquitaine  and  Burgundy,  died  884.  He  married 
Carentia.    Their  son — 

Arnnlf,  Emperor  and  King  of  Germany,  died  in  900.     He  married 
Jutta,  dan.  of  Welpho  I.,  Count  of  Altorf.    Their  daughter — 
Luitgarda  married  Otho,  Duke  of  Saxony.     Their  son- 
Henry  I.,  Emperor  of  Germany,  died  !).*>(>.    He  married  Mechtilde, 
dan.  of  Count  Ingelhelm.    Their  son — 

Otho  I.  (the  Great),  Emperor  of  Germany,  died  973.     He  married 
Adelheida   (Adelaide)  dau.  of  Rudolph   II.,   Duke  of  Burgundy.     She 
was  the  good  and  beautiful  Empress  of  Germany  who  was  taken  from 
prison  to  marry  him  in  951.     She  died  in  999.     Their  daughter- 
Adelaide,  the  Princess,  married  Hugh  Capet. 


MAY  JOSEPHINE   JOHNSTON, 
Daughter  of  my   Sister   Harriet. 


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MY  ANCESTORS 

Charles  II  's  daughter  Judith  by  his  second  wife,  Richeldis,  dau.  of 
Boso,  King  of  Burgundy,  was  married  to  Aethelwulf,  King  of  England. 
After  his  death  she  married  Baldwin  I.,  Count  of  Flanders. 

Count  Baldwin  I.  of  Flanders  ruled  from  858  to  879.  He  married 
Judith,  dau.  of  Charles  the  Bald.  Their  son — 

Count  Baldwin  II.  married  Aelfthry,  the  dau.  of  Aelfred  the  Great 
of  England.  He  ruled  from  879  to  918.  Their  son- 
Count  Arnulf  I.  of  Flanders  ruled  from  918  to  964.  He  married 
Adela,  dau.  of  Heribut  II. 

Baldwin  III.  married  Mathilda,  dau.  of  Conrad  II.  of  Burgundy. 
He  died  in  962. 

Count  Arnulf  II.  of  Flanders  ruled  from  973  to  988.  He  married 
Bosalie,  dau.  of  Berenger  II.,  Duke  of  Italy. 

Count  Baldwin  IV.  of  Flanders  ruled  from  988  to  1036.  He  married 
Eleanor,  dau.  of  Richard  II.,  Duke  of  Normandy. 

Count  Baldwin  V.  of  Flanders  ruled  from  1036  to  1064.  He  married 
Adalais  (Alice)  dau.  of  Robert  the  Pious,  King  of  France.    Their  dau.— 

Matilda  (Maud)  married  in  1053,  William  (the  Conqueror),  Duke  of 
Normandy  and  King  of  England,  and  bore  him  Gundred,  the  Princess, 
who  married  William,  the  Earl  of  Warrenne. 


Robert  the  Strong  is  regarded  as  the  stock  of  the  Capet  Dynasty. 
He  died  in  866. 

Robert,  his  son,  was  crowned  in  922  and  killed  in  923. 

Hugh  the  Great,  his  son,  Duke  of  France  and  Burgundy,  died  in 
956.    He  married  Eahild  of  England. 

Hugh  Capet,  his  son,  was  born  in  939,  crowned  at  Rheims  in  987, 
and  died  in  996.    He  married  Adelaide  of  Aquitaine. 

Robert  the  Pious,  his  son,  shared  the  throne  with  his  father  till  his 
death,  and  then  ruled  alone  till  his  death  in  1031.  He  married  Constance 
of  Provence,  and  she  bore  him  Adalais  (Alice)  who  married  Baldwin 
V.,  Count  of  Flanders. 


Woden,  the  Viking,  lived  in  the  third  century  and  died  in  Sweden. 
By  his  wife  Frea  or  Frigga  he  had  six  sons. 

Beldeg,  fifth  son  of  Woden,  married  Nanna,  dau.  of  Gewar.  Their 
son  Brandius  or  Brando  was  father  of  Froodigarius  or  Froethgar,  who 
had  a  son  Wigga,  who  was  father  of  Gewesius  or  Gewisch,  whose  son 
Effa  or  Esta  was  father  of  Effa  (the  second),  whose  son  Eleseus  was 
father  of  Cerdic,  the  first  king  of  the  West  Saxons.  He  reigned  about 
thirty-three  years,  and  died  in  534  leaving  as  his  successor  his  eldest 
son — 

Kenric,  who  reigned  twenty-six  years,  and  died  in  560,  and  was  suc- 
ceeded by  his  eldest  son — 

Cheaulin,  who  reigned  about  thirty-two  years,  when  he  was  de- 
throned by  his  nephew,  Cearlik,  and  banished.  He  died  in  exile  leaving 
two  sons.    The  eldest — 

Cuthwin  was  killed  in  battle  with  the  Britons  in  584.  He  left  two 
sons.    The  younger — 


Cuth  died  leaving  a  son- 


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Chelwald,  who  was  tin1  father  of— 

Kenred,  who  bad  four  sons  and  one  daughter.  The  eldest,  Inn,  was 
eleventh  king  of  the  West  Saxons.     Another  son  was 

[ngills,  tlic  lather  of  Eappa,  whose  son  was  Easa,  the  fathei  of 
Alkimuid  or  Aethelmund,  whose  son 

Ecgberht  was  seventeenth  king  of  the  Wesl  Saxons  ami  firsl  king  of 
England  in  the  year  sou,  and  reigned  thirty  nine  years.  He  married 
Lady  Redbwega. 

Aethelwulf,  his  eldest  son,  succeeded  him,  and  ruled  till  his  death 
Jan'y  IS,  857.  His  wife  Asburya,  dan.  of  <  >slac,  was  a  descendant  from 
Cerdic,  and  bore  bim  five  sons  and  a  daughter.  He  married,  second, 
.Judith,  dau.  of  Charles  the  Bald  of  Fiance. 

Aelfred  the  Great,  horn  in  849,  was  the  youngesl  son  of  Aethelwulf. 
He  survived  his  brothers  and  became  sixth  king  of  England  when  aboul 
twenty-one  years  of  age.  In  869  be  married  Ealswetha,  dan.  of  the 
Earl  of  Lincolnshire,  and  by  her  had  three  sons  and  three  daughters. 
He  died  Oct.  28,  901. 

Eadward  the  Elder,  second  son  of  Aelfred  the  Great,  succeeded  his 
father.  His  third  wife  was  Eadgina,  dan.  of  Earl  Sigeline.  She  bore 
him  two  sons  and  two  daughters,  and  survived  him  nearly  forty  years, 
dying  Aug.  25,  963.    Their  eldest  son— 

Eadmund  I.  married  Aelfgifu  in  the  first  year  of  his  reign  940,  and 
by  her  had  two  sons.  He  was  assassinated  May  26,  !)4(i.  His  younger 
son — 

Eadgar  came  to  the  throne  in  959.  He  married  in  961  Aethelflaeda 
the  Fair,  dan.  of  Earl  Ordmar,  and  by  her  had  Eadward  the  Martyr. 
He  married,  second,  Aelfthryth,  dan.  of  Ordgar,  Duke  of  Devonshire, 
and  by  her  had  two  sons.    The  younger — 

Aethelred  the  Unready  was  horn  in  !H>7  and  succeeded  to  the  crown 
upon  the  assassination  of  his  half  brother  Eadward  the  Martyr.  He 
married,  when  about  the  age  of  seventeen,  Ealfleda,  dan.  of  Erldorman 
Tliored.  His  second  wife  was  Emma  of  Normandy,  youngesl  daughter 
of  Richard  the  Fearless,  third  Duke  of  Normandy.  By  her  he  had 
Aelfred,  whose  eyes  were  put  out;  Eadward  the  Confessor,  and  Goda. 
Aethelred  II.  died  Apl.  23,  1016,  and  Emma  married  ( !anute  the  I >ane. 

Goda  married  Dreux,  Count  of  Mantes,  and  great  grandson  of 
Waleran.  He  died  on  a  pilgrimage  to  Jerusalem  in  July,  1035.  She 
married,  second,  Eustace  of  Boulonge,  and  died  in  ]0f)4. 

Rudolph  or  Ralph  De  Mantes,  second  son  of  the  Count  of  Mantes 
and  the  Princess  Goda,  was  lord  of  the  Manor  of  Sudeley  and  of  Tod- 
dington.  He  was  created  Earl  of  Hereford  by  his  uncle  Eadward  the 
Confessor,  and  deprived  of  his  earldom  in  the  reign  of  William  the 
Conqueror.  In  1051  be  was  admiral  of  fifty  ships.  He  married  Gethe. 
He  died  Dec.  21,  1057.  His  only  son- 
Harold  De  Mantes,  Earl  of  Hereford,  married  Matilda,  dan  of 
Hugh  Lupus,  the  Earl  of  Chester,  by  his  wife  Ermentrude,  dan.  of  Hugh 
de  Cleremont.  Hugh  Lupus  was  a  son  of  Richard — goz,  Viscount 
d'Auserauche,  and  his  wife  Margaret,  a  half  sister  of  William  the 
Conqueror. 

John   De   Sudeley,  eldest   son  of  Harold    De   Mantes  and   Matilda, 

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became  Lord  of  Sudeley  and  Toddington.  He  married  Grace,  daughter 
and  heiress  of  Henri  De  Traci,  feudal  Lord  of  Barnstaple  in  Devonshire. 
They  had  two  sons :  Ralph,  the  heir  of  the  father,  and  William,  who  in- 
herited the  lands  of  the  mother  and  assumed  her  family  name,  becoming 
as  a  Knight  of  Gloucestershire,  Sir  William  De  Traci. 


Turgis  De  Traci  was  a  Norman  baron  and  an  officer  in  the  army  of 
William,  Duke  of  Normandy.  He  fought  in  the  battle  of  Hastings  Oct. 
14,  1066. 

Henri  De  Traci  settled  in  County  Devon.  He  was  an  excellent 
soldier,  and  King  Stephen  gave  him  the  Barony  of  Barnstaple.  He  died 
about  1146,  leaving  as  his  heir,  his  daughter  Grace. 

Grace  De  Traci  married  John  De  Sudeley,  and  had  two  sons,  Ralph, 
heir  of  his  father,  and  William,  heir  of  his  mother,  whose  name  he  took. 

Sir  William  De  Traci  lived  in  the  reign  of  Henry  II.,  and  at  his 
instigation,  with  three  others  in  1170,  assassinated  Thomas  a  Becket, 
Archbishop  of  Canterbury.  Fuller  in  his  Worthies  of  England  described 
Sir  William  as  "  a  man  of  high  birth,  state  and  stomach,  a  favorite  of  the 
King's  and  his  daily  attendant."  During  the  reign  of  King  John  he 
appeared  in  arms  against  his  sovereign,  and  his  lands  were  confiscated, 
but  afterwards  restored  to  him  in  the  second  year  of  Henry  III.  He 
seems  to  have  repented  of  the  murder  of  the  archbishop,  for  he  founded 
a  chapel  to  Thomas  a  Becket  in  the  Conventual  Church  at  Tewkesbury. 
He  died  at  Morthoe,  County  Devon,  in  1224.  By  Hawise  De  Born,  his 
wife,  he  left  a  son  and  two  daughters. 

Sir  Henry  De  Tracy  of  Toddington  died  about  1246,  leaving  a 
daughter  and  two  sons :    Margery,  Henry  and  Thomas. 

Sir  Henry  De  Tracy  of  Toddington  was  summoned  to  perform 
military  service  in  the  eleventh  year  of  Edward  I.  He  died  in  1296, 
leaving  William,  his  son  and  heir,  and  Eve,  wife  of  Guy  de  Bryan. 

Sir  William  Tracy  is  recorded  among  the  knights  of  Gloucester- 
shire in  1288,  and  had  a  command  in  the  Scottish  war. 

Sir  William  Tracy,  his  son,  was  High  Sheriff  in  the  17th  year  of 
Edward  II.  He  was  twice  elected  to  Parliament  as  one  of  the  Knights 
of  Gloucestershire,  and  is  named  in  a  roll  of  the  nobles  of  England 
dated  at  Berwick  June  30,  1315.  He  left  two  children,  Margery  and 
William. 

William  Tracy,  Esquire,  of  Toddington,  was  required  in  1333  with 
Thomas  Berkeley  to  raise  three  hundred  men  from  the  forest  of  Dem 
and  two  hundred  men  in  the  county  of  Gloucester.    He  had  one  son — 

Sir  John  Tracy  of  Toddington,  Knight  of  Gloucestershire,  was 
sheriff  for  five  years  from  1358.  He  died  in  1363,  leaving  three  children : 
John,  Margaret,  wife  of  Sir  Thomas  De  Langley,  Knt,,  and  Dorothy, 
wife  of  Edmond  Bray. 

Sir  John  Tracy  was  Member  of  Parliament  and  Sheriff  for  Glou- 
cestershire. He  died  in  1379  leaving  two  children :  William  and  Mar- 
garet. 

William  Tracy,  Esquire,  was  High  Sheriff  of  Gloucestershire  in 
1395.    He  died  in  1399. 

William  Tracy,  Esquire,  his  son,  was  called  to  the  Privy  Council  of 

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Henry  IV.  by  letter  still  extant  dated  21  July,  L401.  Be  was  Bigh 
Sheriff  of  Gloucestershire  in  1417.  In  the  seventh  year  of  Benry  V.  he 
had  summons  "to  serve  the  king  in  person  for  defense  of  the  relm."    Be 

married  Alice,  widow  of  William  Gifford,  and  eldest  daughter  of  Sir 
Guy  De  La  Spine,  Kid.,  Lord  of  Coughton.  They  had  three  children: 
William,  John  and  Alice. 

William  Tracy,  Esquire,  was  Sheriff  of  Gloucestershire  during  the 
twenty-second  and'  twenty-third  years  of  Henry  VI.  He  married  Marg- 
ery, daughter  of  Sir  John  Pauncefoot,  Knt.  by  his  wife,  a  daughter  of 
Sir  Andrew  Herh.  He  died  in  1460  leaving  three  children:  Henry, 
Richard  and  Margery. 

Henry  Tracy,  Esquire,  married  Alice,  daughter  of  Thomas  Baldmg- 
ton,  Esquire,  of  Alderby.  He  died  about  1506.  Children:  William. 
Richard.  Ralph,  Anne,  and  Elizabeth. 

Sir  William  Tracy  was  sheriff  of  Gloucestershire  in  the  fifth  year  of 
Henry  VI1T.  ( 1 51 3) .  "  He  was  a  gentleman  of  excellent  parts  and  sound 
learning,  and  is  memorable  for  being  one  of  the  first  who  embraced  the 
reformed  religion  in  England  as  appears  by  his  last  will  dated  22 
Henry  VIII.  (1530)."  This  will  was  condemned  in  the  Bishop  of  Lon- 
don's'Court,  and  an  order  sent  to  Parker.  Chancellor  of  Worcester,  to 
raise  his  body.  The  Chancellor  too  officiously  burned  the  corpse,  and  was 
afterwards  fined  £400  and  turned  out  of  the  chancellorship  Sir  William 
married  Margaret,  daughter  of  Sir  Thomas  Throckmorton  of  Cross 
Court.  He  died  about  1531.  Children:  William,  Robert,  Richard,  and 
Alice. 

Richard  Tracy,  Esquire,  of  Stanway,  obtained  from  his  father  the 
Manor  of  Stanway.  "This  Richard  was  well  educated  and  wrote  learn- 
edly of  his  father's  faith  several  treatises,  the  most  remarkable  one 
entitled  'Preparations  to  the  Cross'  written  experimentally,  having 
suffered  much  in  his  estate  for  his  father's  reputed  heretical  will."  He 
was  Sheriff  of  Gloucestershire  in  1560.  He  married  Barbara  Lue\r,  a 
pupil  of  Fox,  the  martyrologist,  and  daughter  of  Sir  Thomas  Lucy,  Knt. 
of  Charlecote  in  Warwickshire.  He  died  in  1569  leaving  six  children: 
Hester,  Nathaniel,  Susan,  Judith,  Paul  and  Samuel. 

Sir  Paul  Tracy,  Bart.,  was  made  a  baronet  June  29,  1611,  by  King 
James  I.,  "being  the  thirteenth  created  from  the  institution  of  the  order. 
He  married  Anne,  daughter  of  Raffe  Sharkerly  of  Ayno-on-the-Hill, 
County  of  Northampton,  by  Alice,  daughter  of  Hugh  Radcliffe.  Anne 
died  in  1615.  His  second  wife  was  Anna,  daughter  of  Sir  Ambrose 
Nicholas,  Knt.,  Lord  Mayor  of  London.  He  died  in  1626.  By  his  first 
wife  he  had  twenty-one  children:  Richard,  Elizabeth,  Hester,  Paul, 
Susan,  Barbara,  Susanna,  Alexander,  Alice,  Lucy,  Margaret,  Shark- 
erle\r,  Susan,  Saunders,  Nathaniel,  William,  Nathaniel,  Thomas  b.  1610, 
John,  Vicessimus  (so  named  because  he  was  the  twentieth  child)  and 
Anne. 


Thomas  Tracy  emigrated  to  America. 

NOTE. — If  perchance  some  Philistine  should  discover  that  Thomas  Tracy  of  Norwich 
was  not  the  son  of  Sir  Paul,  I  hope  none  of  my  kindred  will  feel  broken  hearted,  for  I  am 
confident  that  the  ancestors  of  our  Thomas  wre  quite  as  respectable  as  these  natural  and 
unnatural   children   of  noble  and   ignoble  parents. 

"Honor  and  shame  from  no  condition  rise; 

Act  well  your  part,  there  all  the  honor  lies." 


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DESCENDANTS  OF  JOHN  PAINE  AND  BETSEY  SMITH. 

Dk.  Samuel  Chandlek  Paine  b.  Febv.  21,  1807  in  West  Woodstock, 
A.  B.  Yale  College  1828,  m.  June  is,  L834  Abigail  Davis,  (b.  Feby.  8, 
lSUid.  Dec  28,  188(1,  dan.  of  Abijali  Davis  and  Abigail  Ball)  practiced 
medicine  nearly  sixty  years  in  Oxford,  Mass.,  elected  representative 

187!),  d.  A  pi.  L,  1888. 

Children. 

Elizabeth  b.  Jany.  5,  18:17  d.  Dec  28,  L897  in.  Oct  20,  1862  Charles  E. 
Daniels  (b.  Feby.  14,  1830,  son  of  Seth  Daniels  and  Euldah  Harris) 
r.  McGregor,  Iowa,  and  Pasadena,  Calif. 

Children. 

Anne  Paine  b.  June  30,  1863  m.  Sept.  14,  1898  Ezra  David  Keck  (b. 
Aug.  1,  L854,  son  of  David  Keck  and  Sarah  Berger,  m.  first  to 
Amanda  E.  Wagner;  their  child  Joy  Keck  b.  Sept.  19,  1884) 
r.  Omaha,  Neb.,  Eureka  and  Riverside,  Calif.  Child:  David 
Daniels  b.  Oct.  24  I'M).', 

Philip  (handler  b.  Nov.  20,  1865  d.  May  10,  1909  m.  June  IT),  1892 
Florence  Hubbard  (b.  Aug.  24,  1871,  dau.  of  Dr.  George  F. 
Hubbard  and  Electa  Eliza  Tone)  of  Des  Moines,  Iowa,  r.  Azusa, 
Calif.  Children:  Dorothy  b.  Aug.  9,  1893.  Sarah  Paine  b. 
Jany.  15,  1895.     Samuel  Paine  b.  and  d.  Jany.  4,  1902. 

Elizabeth  Harris  b.  Dec.  19,  1868. 

Edith  Paine  b.  Sept.  2,  1876. 
Lucy  Anna  b.  Nov.  30,  1845  d.  Dec.  8,  1848. 
Ellen  Agnes  b.  Oct.  27,  1849  m.  May  8,  1889,  James  Nelson  Gilchrist 

(1).  Dec.  13,  1832,  son  of  William  I.  Gilchrist  and  Ann  R.  Gilchrist) 

his  second  wife  r.  McGregor,  Iowa,  and  Long  Beach,  Calif. 

William  Paixe  b.  Apl.  8,  1809  in  E.  Woodstock,  m.  Dec    3,  1833 
Abby  C.  Rickard  (b.  1815  d.  June  21,  1868,  dau.  of 

Peter  Rickard  and  Mary  Healy)  r.  E.  Woodstock  on  farm  adjoining 
the  homestead  of  his  father,  elected  representative  1865,  d.  Feby.  17, 
1870. 

Children. 

Marv  Elizabeth  b.  Sept.  14,  1834  d.  Dec.  19  1910,  m.  Apl.  13,  1858  Dr. 
John  Witter  (b.  Dec.  30  1830  d.  May  10, 1891,  son  of  Dr.  Asa  Witter 
and  Eliza  Lyon)  r.  Brimfield,  Mass.,  E.  Woodstock  and  Putnam, 
Conn. 

Children. 

William  Paine  b.  July  22,  1859  d.  Dec.  22,  1883. 

Dr.  Frank  Paine  b.  May  20  1861,  m.  Oct.  4  1911  Lillian  Florence 
Eastman  (b.  Oct.  20  1877  in  Australia,  dau.  of  Henry  S.  East- 
man b.  Jany  13  1850  in  London,  and  Katherine  R.  Crow  b.  Mar. 
17  1854,)  Child:  John  Eastman  b.  Julv  12  1912  in  Spokane. 

Mary  Agnes  b.  Feby  26  1863  m.  Julv  12,  1*888  John  Sumner  Lynd- 
sey  (b.  Dec.  30  1860  d.  Dec.  9  1893,  son  of  Sumner  Lyndsey 

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OLIVE. 


My   Children, 
1913. 


NORMAN. 


and  Mary  Atchinson)  m.  second  Dec.  8  1900  Edward  Ellis  Ho- 

bart  (b.  Nov.  1,  1852,  son  of  Caleb  Hobart  and  Eliza  Ellis)  r. 

Plymouth,  Mass. 
Abby  Paine  b.  Mcli.  9,  1865  d.  Sept.  17,  1867. 
Eliza  Lyon  b.  Mcli.  9, 1865  m.  Mav  19, 1886  Edward  Gilmore  Wright 

(b.  Sept.  22  1858,  son  of  William  Wright  and  Jerusha  Tifft)  r. 

Putnam,  Conn.     Children :    Elizabeth  Agnes  b.  May  29,  1887. 

Ardelle  Frances  b.  July  13,  1888.    William  Witter  b.  May  22, 

1890.     John  Lvndsev  b.  Febv.  17,  1894.     Edward  Goodhue  b. 

Apl.  7,  1895  d.  Sept.  2,   1895.     Mary  Ellen  b.   Oct.   7,   1896. 

Dorothy  Paine  b.  Feby  25,  1900.      Margaret  Bowen  b.  Febv. 

25,  190i.     Harriet  b.  Jan.  17,  1903.    Alice  Manning  b.  Sept,  4, 

1904. 
Henry  Paine  b.  Aug.  29, 1867  m.  Sept.  25, 1911  Mabel  Savage  b.  Apl. 

28,  1884  (dau.  of  David  Savage  b.  Jany.  18  1858  and  Luna  E. 

Whitmore  b.  Aug.  7,  1862).   Child:  Frank  Savage  b.  Sept,  11 

1912  d.  March  27,  1913. 
William  Henry  b.  Oct.  18,  1838,  killed  in  battle  at  Piedmont,  Va.,  June 
5,  1864.     Sergeant  in    Co.  D,  18th   Reg.  Conn.    Volunteers.     His 
epitaph : 

A   precious   sacrifice. 


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John  Paine  l>.  Jany.  12,  L812  in  E.  Woodstock  m.  May  Hi,  L836 
Mary  Ann  May  ( b.  June  4.  L812  d.  March  It,  L899,  dau.  of  Chester  May 
and  Hannah  Lyman)  r.  E.  Woodstock  on  his  father's  homestead  d.  .July 
14,  1889. 

Children. 

Mary  Ann  b.  Peby.  Hi,  L839  m.  Jan'y  8,  L890  Dea.  Geo.  T.  Bixby  (b. 

March  7,  1837  d.  Aug.  7  1904,  son  of  Dea.  Ealsey  Bixby  and  Esther 

Tyler)  his  second  wife  r.  Thompson,  Conn.,  Pasadena,  Calif. 
Harriet  Mav  1). . I  unc  2::,  184]  m.  Sept.  L0,  L868  Joseph  Sturge  Johnston 

(b.  Fehy.  2,  [843,  son  of  Dea.  Joseph  Johnston  and  Elizabeth  Fyfe) 

r.  Chicago,  111. 

Children. 

Sidney  Paine  b.  Nov.  29,  1869  d.  March  ID,  L905  m.  Alice  Evans  (b. 
( >ct.  :'><>,  L876,  dan.  of  Thomas  Evans  and  Anna  Jenkins)  r.  Chi- 
cago, III. 

Elizabeth  Pyfe  1>.  Aug.  1,  L872  d.  Jany.  28,  1874. 

May  Josephine  b.  Dec.  29,  1874. 

Harry  Fyfe  b.  dune  :!,  1877  d.  Jany.  10.  1881. 
John  Merrick  I..  Jan'y  13,  1845  m.  Peby.  (i,  1873  Abbie  Prudence  Child 

(1>.  April  21st  1843  d.  Mai-.  26,  1894,  dau.  of  Dea.  Chester  Child  and 

Prudence  May  Carpenter)  r.  East  Woodstock. 


My    Youngest    Son, 
MERLIN.       1914. 


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Children. 

Robert  Child  b.  Dee.  12,  1873  m.  Nov.  12,  1901,  Agnes  Childe  (b. 

Apr.  11,  1874,  dau.  of  Geo.  Walker  Child  and  Agnes  Child)  r. 

Thompson,  Conn.    Children :    Hamilton  Child,  b.  Aug.  10, 1902. 

Prudence  Child,  b.  June  5th,  1905. 
John  Brainerd  b.  Feby.  7,  1877,  d.  Oct.  10,  1877. 
John  M.  Paine  m.  second,  Dec.  9,  1895  Florence  Augusta  (b.  Oct. 
31st  1858,  dau.  of  Asa  Thurston  Child  and  Roxanna  Lyon). 
George  Albert  b.  Apl.  10,  1848  m.  Sept.  6,  1874  Minnie  Child  (b.  Oct.  5 
1856,  d.  Aug.  14,  1875,  dau.  of  Nathaniel  Child  and  Georgiana 
Shoals)  m.  second,  Nov.  21,  1883  Mary  Edith  McGalliard  (b.  Feby. 
4,  1865  d.  Feby.  26,  1896,  dau.  of  James   McGalliard   and   Sarah 
Brown)  r.  Chicago,  111.,  Pasadena,  Calif.    Child: 
Alberta  Edith  b.  Apl.  5,  1895. 
Albert  George  b.  Apl.  10,  1848  m.  Aug.  25,  1881  Mary  Martha  Colwell 
(b.  Dec.  1,  1848,  dau.  of  Archibald  Colwell  and  Sarah  Seaman)  r 
Chicago  and  Pasadena. 

Child. 

John  Colwell  b.  May  1,  1883  m.  June  26  1912  Alta  Green  (b.  Aug. 

11, 1883  dau.  of  Willis  Green  and  Alice  Green)  r.  So.  Pasadena, 

Calif.    Child :    John  Robert  b.  Apl.  26,  1913. 
Lyman  May  b.  March  6,  1850  m.  Aug.  31,  1881  Geneva  Carr  (b.  May  14, 
1859,  dau.  of  Ceo.  Norman  Carr  and  Sarah  Clark)  r.  Chicago. 

Children. 

Ralph  Carr  b.  Febv.  12,  1884  d.  Febv.  16,  1889. 

Ruth  b.  June  13, 1887  m.  Feby.  24, 1912  Dee  Howard  Norton  (b.  Oct. 
22,  1887,  son  of  Reeve  Norton  and  Ada  Colton)  r.  Princeton, 
111.  Children:  Dorothv  Howard  b.  May  19, 1913.  Emily  Ruth 
b.  May  7  1914. 

Olive  b.  May  24,  1891. 

Norman  Carr  b.  Jany.  6,  1893. 

Merlin  May  b.  Dec.  2, 1893. 

George  Augustus  Paine  b.  Aug.  28,  1814  d.  Aug.  25,  1872  m.  Jany. 
5,  1842  Priscilla  Lvon  (b.  Aug.  27,  1813  d.  Aug.  27,  1845,  dau.  of  Perley 
Lvon  and  Marv  Bradford)  m.  second  18. . . . 

Mary  Ann,  sister  of  Priscilla  (b.  Sept,  30,  1819  d.  May  25,  1877)  r. 
E.  Woodstock.  He  was  a  leading  citizen  and  highly  esteemed  for  his 
strong  Christian  character.  He  Avas  Town  Clerk,  Probate  Judge,  Re- 
presentative. Seintor.  Commissioner  of  the  Conn.  School  Fund,  and 
Deacon  in  the  Cong'l  Church. 

Nancy  Smith  P  ine  b.  March  6, 1817  d.  Jany.  4, 1843  m.  May  4, 1841 
Waldo  Skinner  b.  1809  d.  1900. 

Rev.  Albert  Paine  b.  July  20,  1819,  A.  B.  Yale  College  1841, 
Auburn  Theo.  Sem.  1845  m.  Sarah  Sargent  (b.  Sept.  26,  1824  d.  Jan.  30, 
1901.  dau.  o  Patten  Sargent  and  Dolly  Sargent),  preached  at  W.  Ames- 
bury,  now  Merrimac,  and  N.  Adams,  Mass.;  was  Chaplain  at  Fortress 

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Monroe;  Editor  of  "Beloil  (Wis.)  Journal;"  had  I k  store  in  Rock- 
ford,  111.;  was  tolallv  blind  for  several  years,  and  died  in  Boston  Mav 
14.  L901. 

Children. 

Edward  Sargenl  b.  May  3,  1851  d.  Mar.  17,  1891  in.  Sept.  11,  1*77  Kalh 
erine  Allen  Duncan  (b.  Oct.  18,  1851,  dan.  of  George  Christie  Dun 
can  and  Marv  0.  Whiton).  Children:  Marion  Duncan  b.  Sept.  5, 
1878.  Elizabeth  Everts  b.  Sept.  (i,  1SS0  m.  Fred  L  Collins  April  27 
1904,  (b.  Mar.  1882,  son  of  Louis  P.  Collins  and  Lavina  P.),  r.  New 
York  City.  Children:  Barbara  b.  .June  13,  1905  d.  June  2,  1909. 
Marjory  h.  Mch.  15,  1913. 

Horace    Whiton    1).    Dec.   9,    188.1    in.    Sept.    23,    1914     Ma.  1. dine    P. 
Harding'  r.  New  York  City. 

Charles  Hamilton  b.  Mar.  27,  1853  d.  Sept.  23  1909  m.  Jany.  20,  1892 
Lucy  Grundy  Tate  (1).  April  27  1868,  dau.  of  William'  Tate  and 
Louise  Bose  of  Stanford,  Kv. )  r.  Boston,  Mass.  Children:  Louise 
Tate  b.  Mav  6,  1893.  Sarah  Sargent  b.  May  31,  1895.  Margaret 
Rose  b.  March  28  1898. 

William  Alfred  b.  Jany.  29,  1855  m.  Apl.  IS,  1887  Ruth  Pelton  Ward  (1). 
Jan'y  30,  1866,  dau.  of  Francis  Jackson  Ward  and  Ann  J.  Felton) 
r.  Boston,  Mass.     Children:     Francis  Ward  b.  Aug.  1,  1888.     Ruth 
Sargent  b.  Oct.  22,  1NJI0,  m.  John  Henry  Blodgett  May  21,  1914. 
Esther  Humphrey  b.  Nov.  30,  1892.     Stephen  b.    July   30,    1897. 
Dorothy  Bowen  b.  Nov.  4  1900. 
Dolly  Elizabeth  b.  Oct.  16,  1856  m.  Mav  9,  1878  Rev.  William  W.  Everts 
(b.  Feby.  10,  1849,  son  of  Rev.  Win.  W.  Everts  and  Margaret  Keen 
Burtis)   r.  Boston,  Mass.     Children:     William  Paine  b.  Peby.  4, 
1879  m.  July  15,  1908  Mary  Elizabeth  Fiske  (b.  Aug.  2,  1877  d. 
Mar.  2,  1912,  dau.  of  Herbert  A.  Fiske  and  Sarah -)  m.  sec- 
ond Sept.  16, 1914,  Elizabeth  Stockwell. 
Charles  Peck  b.  Mav  21,  1881,  drowned  Sept.  7,  1901. 
Edward  Burtis  b.  Feby.  29,  1884  m.  Aug.  15,  1906,  Mary  Isabel 
Jamison  (b.  Sept.  1,  1883,  dau.  of  Robert  and  Katherine  Jami- 
son) r.  St.  Paul,  Minn.  Child:  Robert  Jamieson  b.  Nov.  7,  1912 
d.  June  9,  1913. 
Margaret  Sargent  b.  July  18,  1885. 
Albert  Paine  b.  Aug.  6,  1887. 
Christine  b.  Aug.  11, 1890. 
Emily  Goodwin  b.  Apl.  5,  1897  d.  Jan.  31  st  1914. 

Elizabeth  Paine  b.  March  5,  1822  d.  Aug.  25,  1840  while  a  pupil  at 
Mt.  Holyoke  Fern.  Sem. 

Ellen  Paine  b.  Oct.  31,  1824  d.  Apr.  8th,  1904  m.  Jany.  29,  1851 
Jonathan  May  Carpenter  (b.  Feby.  2,  1815  d.  Aug.  14, 1854,  son  of  Cyril 
Carpenter  and  Abigail  May)  r.  North  Woodstock.  Child.  Elizabeth 
Paine  b.  July  30, 1852  d.  Aug.  29, 1869 ;  the  favorite  cousin  and  playmate 
of  my  childhood. 

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LYMAN    M.   PAINE, 
1879. 


GENEVA    CARR, 
1880. 


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DESCENDANTS  OF  CHESTEB    MAY    AND    HAWAII    LYMAN. 

Lucy  1).  Nov.  22,  1807  d.  Dec.  23,  1807. 

Silas  b.  Feby.  7.  L809  d.  Jany.  20,  1885  m.  May  1835  Harriet  Perry 
(b.  October  29  1810  d.  April  1,  1893,  dau.  of  Henry  Perry  and  Sarah 
Stead). 

Children. 

Asa  L.  1).  June  21,  L836  d.  April  21,  1839. 

Anna  M.  b.  October  21,  1838  m.  Dec.  9,  1863  William  May  (b.  May  14, 
1837  d.  July  16,  1910,  son  of  Thomas  .May  (son  of  William  May  and 
Sarah  Paine)   and  Ruth   Witter)    r.   Dedham,  Mass. 

Children. 

Edward  P.  b.  February  8,  1865  m.  Sept.  10.  1902  Lucy  (dau.  of  Ed- 
ward Conner  and  Ella  Chase). 
Ernest  S.  b.  September  14,  1866  m.  Ang.  3,  1892,  Agnes  Nugent 

(dau.  of  Edward  Nugent  and Chase). 

Children:    Ernest  Nugent  b.  Jany  13  1901;  William  Edward 
b.  Mav  25,  1902. 
William  T.  b.  September  29,  1867. 
George  H.  b.  October  2,  1869. 
Alice  D.  b.  September  5,  1873  d.  Jan.  3,  1877. 
Julia  D.  b.  November  16,  1841. 
S.  Louisa  b.  June  3,  1844  d.  May  1898. 

Lydia  b.  Sept.  10,  1810  d.  Oct.  11,  1890. 

Mary  Ann  Ik  June  4.  1812  d.  Mar.  14,  1899  m.  John  Paine,  ante. 

Annette  Maria  b.  Oct.  29,  1813  d.  Mar.  24.  1895  m.  Robert  D.  Fow- 
ler Mar.  7,  1864,  his  second  wife. 

Harriet  b.  Feby.  28,  1815  d.  May  11,  1825. 

Eliphalet  Lyman  b.  Nov.  15,  1816  d.  Apl.  5,  1901  m.  May  1847 
Harriet  Stone  (b.  May  28  1824  d.  Apr.  1,  1911,  dau.  of  David  Stone  and 
Marv  Thurbur). 

Child. 

Chester  E.  b.  June  10,  1848  m.  March  1877  Emma  White  (b.  June  23, 
1861,  dau.  of  David  White  and  .lane  Squires)  r.  East  Woodstock, 
Conn. 

Hannah  Huntington  b.  Dec.  8,  1819  d.  Nov.  17,  1897. 

Nancy  b.  Mar.  18,  1823  d.  Feby.  17,  1907  m.  October  1858  Nathaniel 
Child  (b.  Mar.  5,  1833  son  of  Dea.  William  Child  and  Sophia  Selby),  his 
second  wife,  r.  East  Woodstock,  Conn.  Two  children  died  in  early  in- 
fancy. 

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15, 


Note. — The  children  of  William  May  and  Sarah  Paine  who  m.  Dee 

1791,  were 

George 

b.  Jany.  19  1793 

d.  Apl.  3,  1797 

Abiel 

b.  May  18,  1794 

d.  May  3,  1880 

m.  Dolly  Day. 

Sally  Ann 

b.  Nov.  22,  1796 

d.  June  19,  1831 

m.  Moses  Lyon. 

Dorothy 

b.  Feby.  16,  1799 

d.  Nov.  15,  1835 

m.  Moses  Lyon. 

Almira 

b.  Jany.  22,  1802 

d.  July  9,  1820 

Thomas 

b.  Jany.  12,  1804 

d.  Aug.  20,  1863 

m.  Ruth  Witter. 

Lucy 

b.  Jany.  22,  1809 

d.  May  11,  1839 

m.   Elisha  Lyon. 

My  Wife's  first  letter,  written  by  me  in   East  Woodstock  in  1880,  and  delivered   in   Chi- 
cago on  our  twenty-fifth  wedding  anniversary,  Aug.  31,  1906. 


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.MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 


AMERICAN   ANCESTORS  OF  GENEVA   CAlili. 

Robert  Cake  b.  Oct.  4,  Kil4  in  London,  came  to  America  on  the 
"Elizabeth  Ann,"  .May  !»,  L635,  with  his  brother  Caleb,  who  became 
Gov.  of  R.  I.  He  was  the  son  of  Benjamin  Carr  (b.  Aug.  L8,  L592)  who 
m.  Martha  Hardington  Sept.  2,  L613,  and  lived  and  died  in  London. 
Robert  was  the  eldest  of  four  sons  and  Caleb  the  second.  Boberl  is 
described  as  a  "tayler,  aged  21".  Be  was  at  Bristol  and  Newport; 
made  freeman  March  Hi,  L641.  His  will  dated  Apl.  20,  L681  was  pro- 
bated Oct.  4,  L681.  He  gives  his  eldest  child  Caleb  "all  my  land  at 
Conanicut  alias  .Jamestown,  he  paying  my  wife  £10  a  year  in  money 
during  her  natural  life." 

Children. 


Caleb  1).  ab  1640 

Elizabeth  b. 

Mary  b. 

Robert  b. 

Esek  b. 

Margaret  b. 


d.  1690 


in.  l'hillis  Greene. 

in.  .lames  Brown. 

in.  John  Hicks. 

in.  Elizabeth   Law- 
ton. 

m.  Susanna 

m.  Richard  Harts- 
home. 


Caleb  Carr,  b.  in  Newport  ab.  1640  m.  about  1675,  Philiis  Greene. 
He  lived  in  Jamestown.  His  will  dated  Jan'y  27  "1st  of  William  K. 
of  Gt.  B."  was  proved  in  Newport,  March  30,  1690;  makes  his  wife 
executrix  and  names  four  sons  and  two  daughters.  His  widow  m.  2nd, 
Charles  Dickinson. 


Children. 

Robert 

Caleb 

William 

Robert 

Job 

b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 

Jany.  2,  1678 
Mar.  26,  1679 
Oct.  16,  1681 
June  7,  1683 
1685 

died  voung 
d.  1750 

d.  May  31,  1771 
d.  Nov.  3,  1751 

in. 
in. 
in. 
in. 

Joanna  Sloeum 
Abigail  Barker. 
Hannah  Hale. 
Mehitable  Slier 
man. 

Mary 
l'hillis 

b. 

Dee.  8,  1688 

in. 

Edward  Ross. 

Caleb  Carr,  b.  Mar.  26,  1679   in  Jamestown,  R.   I.   m.   Apl.  30, 

1701  Joanna  Sloeum,  2nd  Mary He  lived  in  W.  Greenwich, 

R.  I.  and  bought  282  acres  of  land  Aug.  3,  1733  from  John  Williams. 


Caleb  b.  Nov.  6,  1702 

Joseph  b.  ab.  1704 

Patience  b.  ab.  1705 

Mary  b.  ab.  1707 

William  b.  Dee.  26.  1708 


Penaiah 
Charles 


b.  ab.  1713 
b.  ab.  1715 


Children. 


d. 
d. 


1769 

1765 


m.  Sarah 

m.  Priseilla 

m.  Joseph  Sloeum. 


m. 


Elizabeth  Cory. 


in.  Louisa 

m.  Hannah  Hopkins. 


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MY  WIPE'S  ANCESTORS 


Caleb  Cabe,  b.  Nov.  6, 1702  in  Jamestown  m.  Sarah 

(b.  Nov.  8,  1711,  d.  Nov.  1798).  This  may  have  been  Sarah  Richmond, 
dau.  of  Sylvester  Richmond  and  Elizabeth  Rogers.  He  d.  in  W.  Green- 
wich, 1769. 

Children. 


Patience  b.  Aug.  7.  1729 

Mary  b.  Feby.  18,  1731 

Rebecca  b.  May  29,  1732 

Susanna  b.  Feby.  3,  1734 


m.  Thomas  Rogers, 
m.  Job  Harrington, 
m.  Nicholas  Whit- 
ford, 
m.  Rebecca  Brayton. 
m.  Job  Greene. 
m.  Benjamin  Greene. 
m.  Abigail  Very, 
m.  Eleanor  Stafford. 
m.  Sarah  Stafford, 
m.  Mary  Richmond. 
m.  Eleanor  Spencer, 
m.  Audrey  Spencer. 


Eleazee  Cabe,  b.  Apl.  22, 1746  in  W.  Greenwich,  m.  Eleanor  Stafford, 
settled  in  Rensselaer  Co.  N.  Y.  and  d.  July  19, 1816.  His  wife  d.  Oct.  26, 
1813. 

Children. 


Robert 

b. 

Dec.  22,  1735 

Meribah 

b. 

July  3,  1739 

Comfort 

b. 

Aug.  7,  1741 

Caleb 

b. 

June  19,  1744 

d. 

1793 

Eleazer 

b. 

Apl.  22,   1746 

d. 

July  19,  1816 

Joshua 

b: 

Dec.  28,  1748 

Richmond 

b. 

Apl  4,  1751 

Edward 

b. 

July  4,  1753 

d. 

Sept.  1,  1845 

Thurston 

b. 

July  2,  1756 

d. 

1812 

Stafford  b.  July  9,  1769 

Stutely.  b.  July  5,  1773 

Catherine 

Eleazer  b.  1777 

Eleanor  b. 

Oliver  b.  Feby.  1.  1783 


d.  June  3,  1840 
d.  Aug.  26,  1833 
a.  Oct,  1,  1856 


m.  Catherine  Staf- 
ford, 
m.  Sybil  Dyer. 

m.  Hannah  Hakes, 
m.  Silas  Thompson, 
m.  Wanton  Sweet, 


Stutely  Caee,  b.  July  5,  1773  in  Rensselaer  Co.  N.  Y.  m.  Feby.  16, 
1791  Sybil  Dyer  in  W.  Greenwich,  R.  I.,  lived  in  Salisbury,  N.  Y. ; 
was  a  Rev.  also  a  Capt.  in  state  militia  under  commission  from  Gov. 
Clinton  dated  Mar.  5,  1802.  He  was  hurt  by  the  fall  of  a  tree  June  4, 
1840  and  died  June  7,  1840  in  Spring,  Crawford  Co.  Pa. 


Son 

George 

b.  ■ 

Amasa 

b. 

Eleazer 

b. 

Par 

Stutely 

b. 

Alvah 

b.  , 

Par 

Ira 

b.  , 

Chauncey 

b.  , 

Son 

b. 

Serena 

b. 

Silas 

b. 

Nancy  Annb. 

Children. 

d.  in  infancy. 

June  28,  1794        d.  Apl.  13,  1870  m. 

Oct.  19,  1795  m. 

May  19,  1797          d.  Jany  11,  1888  m. 
ents  of  Frank  E.  Carr,  b.  Apr   4.  1859.  of  West 

Nov.  15,  1798          d.  Jany  16,  1888  m. 

July  8,  1800            d.  July  22,  1850  m. 
ents  of  the  lite  Humphrey  Can-  of  Jersey  City, 

Jany.  14,  1802  m. 
July  16,  1803 
Dec.  4,  1804 

Nov.  4,  1805  m. 

Oct.  8.  1807  m. 

Sept.  30,  1S09  m. 


Nancy  Griswold. 
Mary  Clement, 
Mary  Ann  Smith. 
Park,  Ohio. 
Elizabeth  Tyler. 
Martha  Tyler. 
N.  J. 
Esther  Owen. 


Hoi  lister. 


182 


Susan  Lawrence. 
Humphrey  H. 
Whipple. 


Daughter 

b.  A  pi.  16,  1811 

Daughtei 

b.    Dee.   11.   1812 

Samuel 

b.  Apl.  1.  1814 

Dyer 

Adeline 

b.    Jan'y  4,  1816 

(1.  Oct.  14.  1807 


CARR 

(1.  sucm 

il.    next   day 

in.  Mary  Ann 

Brownell. 
m.  Harvey  Anson 
Dowe. 

These  were  parents  of  Mrs.  Bertha  Howe  Powel,  Mrs.  Florei D.  Morris 

and  Mr.  Richard  II.  Howe  and  grandparents  of  Mrs.  Edith  Powel 
Harrison,  Harvey  I>.  Powel,  Charles  P.  C.  Powel,  Catherine  I-.  Powel 
:nnl  Hilda  B.  Morris,  and  great  grandparents  of  Bertha  Dowe  Har- 
rison of  Clebourne,  Texas,  and  Robert  Harvey  Powel  of  Buffalo,  X.  V. 

George  Carr,  b.  June  28,  17D4  in  Salisbury,  X.  V.  m.  Nancy  < Iris- 
wold  Aug-.  22,  1813  in  Dryden,  N.  Y.    He  served  as  Capt.  in  war  of  L812 


and  received  a  land  warrant 
Potter  Co.  Pa.  where  he  died 


Mariette 

Sybil 

Amanda 

Susan 
Edward 
Dyer 


b.  Mar.  28,  1815 
b.  Dec.  10,  1816 


b.  Doc.  12.  1818 
b.  Dec.  29,  1819 


ami 
Apl. 

Children, 
d. 
d.  1912 


pension. 

:,  1870. 


He  moved  to  Hector, 


m.  George  Karr. 

m.  Rev.  Geo.  W. 
Webb,  2nd.  John 
George. 

m.  Lorana  S.  Schoon- 
over. 
These   were   parents   of   Edward   A.   Carr  and   Mrs.   Lueina   Allison    and 
grandparents  of  Robert  L.  Allison  and  Grae.e  4.iijson  0f  Corning,  N.  Y. 


d.  Dee.  18,  1818 
d.  Jany  20,  1903 


NANCY    GRISWOLD    CARR, 
My  Wife's  Grand. nother. 


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CAPT.    GEORGE    CARR. 
My  Wife's  Grandfather. 


MY  WIPE'S  ANCESTORS 

Stutely        b.  Jany.  11,  1822       d.  m.  Julia   S.    Schoon- 

Hurd  over. 

George        b.  Mar.  20,  1824        d.  Aug.  22,  1826 

Stafford 
George        b.  Aug.  15,  1826        d.  Apl.  14,  1908  m.  Sarah  Clark ;  2nd, 

Norman  Harriet  N.  Kinne; 

3rd  Susan  E.  Ab- 
bott. 

Geoege  Norman  Case  b.  Aug.  15,  1826  in  Dryclen,  N.  Y.  m.  Sarah 
dau.  of  Thomas  A.  Clark  and  Sarah  Morey  Jany.  23,  1856  at  Lisbon, 
Conn,  and  lived  on  the  farm  with  his  wife's  parents  until  her  death, 
June  20, 1865.  He  then  engaged  in  the  book  business  and  in  the  crockery 
business  in  Norwich,  Conn.,  where  he  m.  Harriet  Newell,  dau.  of  Thomas 
Kinne  and  Elizabeth  Hyde,  on  Sept,  15,  1868,  and  resided  on  Laurel 
Hill  until  her  death  Sept.  26, 1875.  He  then  moved  to  the  William  Paine 
farm  in  E.  Woodstock,  Conn,  and  married  Apl.  5, 1877  Susan  Elizabeth, 
dau.  of  Zebadiah  Abbott  and  Marv  Hyde  of  Wilton,  N.  H.  She  died 
Dec.  28,  1902,  and  he  died  in  Friendship,  N.  Y.  Apl.  14,  1908,  and  is 
buried  by  the  side  of  his  first  wife  in  Lisbon,  Conn. 

Children  of  Sarah  Clark. 

Mary  Coit  b.  May  26,  1857  m.  Nov.  6,  1877,  Edward  Augustus  Carr,  (b.  Sept. 
16,  1857.  son  of  Edward  Dyer  Carr  and  Lorana  S.  Schoonover).    Children: 
Arthur  Chandler  b.  Nov.  21,  1878  d.  Dec.  12,  1904 
Robert  Edward  b.  Peby  21,  1880  drowned  June  1  189S 

Marguerite  Gallup  b.  Apl.  9,  1881  m.  Sept.  29  1910,  A.  Orlando  Black  (b. 
Nov.  1880,  son  of  Aaron  O.  Black  and  Phoebe  E.  Rogers).     Children: 
Kenneth  Edward,  b.  Peby.  2,  1912.    Norman,  b.  Oct.  25,  1914. 

Sarah  Pemberton  b.  Jany.  17.  1885  m.  Jany.  15,  1908  Marshall  Earley  (b. 
Nov  19  1884,  son  of  Lester  H.  Earley  and  Phoebe  Morgan).     Children : 
Elizabeth  Virginia  b.  May  15,  190*9  d.  Nov.  13,  1911  Carol  Winona 
b.  Sept.  8,  1911 

Dorothy  Griswold  b.  Peby.  27,  1893  m.  Aug.  9  1914  Harry  Edward  Lilly 
b.  Oct.  9,  1892  son  of  Henry  F.  Lilly  and  Ella  H.  Lenehan. 

Geneva  b.  May  14,  1859  m.  Aug.  31,  1881  Lyman  May  Paine. 

Children :    See  ante. 

Children  of  Harriet  N.  Kinne. 

Grace  Mabel  b.  Aug.  27,  1873  m.  Dec.  6,  1905  Luther  M.  Child  (b.  Aug.  17  1S48 
d.  Oct.  7  1910,  son  of  Silas  Child  and  Lucina  Leavens)  his  second  wife. 

George  Norman  b.  Aug.  15,  1871  d.  Aug.  1,  1873 

Helen  Elizabeth  b.  Aug.  16,  1873  m.  Apl.  5  1905  Robert  L.  Fisher  (b.  Dec.  19 
1881,  son  of  Lueian  Fisher  and  Celia  Parker). 
Child :    Dorothy  Helen,  b.  March  7.  1906. 

Bertha  Howard  b.  Sept.  11, 1874  m.  Oct.  7  1903  Frank  Warren  Foskett  (b.  June 
22  1872,  son  of  Dan  Foskett  and  Millia  Davis). 

Children :    Howard  Warren  b.  Aug.  2,  1904  Harold  Dan  b.  Sept,  12,  1906 
Geneva  Carr  b.  Jany.  12,  1909  Grace  Child  b.  Aug.  1,  1910  Katherine  b. 
Sept.  3  1913 
Lillian  Abbott  b.  Sept,  11,  1874  d.  May  1,  1876. 

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GREENE 


GEORGE    NORMAN    CARR, 
My    Wife's    Father. 

John  Greene  was  born  in  1597,  probably  at  Bowridge  Hall,  Gilling- 
liam,  Dorsetshire,  England,  where  his  father  Richard  and  grandfather 
Richard  (son  of  Robert)  resided.  He  was  married  in  1619  at  St. 
Thomas  Church  in  Salisbury,  Wiltshire,  Eng.  to  Joan  Tattersall,  and 
there  he  practiced  his  profession  of  surgeon.  He  sailed  in  the  "James" 
Apl.  6,  1635  from  Southampton  and  arrived  in  Boston  June  3,  1635. 
He  lived  some  time  in  Salem,  and  was,  no  doubt,  a  friend  of  Roger 
Williams,  for  on  Aug.  1,  1637  he  was  bound  in  100  marks  to  appear 
at  the  next  Quarter  Court  for  having  spoken  contemptuously  of  the 
magistrates.  About  this  time  he  departed  to  Providence,  and  on  Sept. 
29,  1637  he  Avas  fined  £20  and  to  be  committed  until  paid,  and  enjoined 
not  to  come  into  this  jurisdiction  upon  pain  of  fine  and  imprisonment 
at  the  pleasure  of  the  court  for  speaking  contemptuously  of  magis- 
trates. 

Mar.  12, 1638  he  sent  a  letter  to  the  General  Court  of  Mass.  charging 
them  "with  usurping  the  power  of  Christ  over  the  churches  and  men's 
consciences"  etc.,  and  for  this  he  was  ordered  not  to  come  into  Mass. 
under  pain  of  imprisonment  and  further  censure.  He  was  one  of 
twelve  to  whom  Roger  Williams  on  Oct.  8,  1638  deeded  the  land  bought 
by  him  from  Canon icus  and  Miantonomoh,  and  the  same  year  was  one 
of  the  twelve  original  members  of  the  first  Baptist  Church. 

185 


MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 

For  144  fathoms  of  wampum  lie  and  ten  others  on  Jan'y  12,  1643 
bought  from  Miantonomoh  the  tract  of  land  which  became  the  town  of 
Warwick.  Sept.  12, 1643  the  men  of  Warwick  were  summoned  to  Boston 
on  the  complaint  of  Pomham  and  Socconocco,  but  they  refused  to  go, 
claiming  that  they  were  beyond  the  limits  of  Mass.  authority.  Soldiers 
were  sent  who  besieged  the  settlers  in  a  fortified  house.  He  escaped, 
but  all  the  rest  were  carried  to  Boston,  and  imprisoned  until  March, 
when  they  and  he  were  banished.  With  two  others  he  then  went  to  Eng- 
land to  obtain  redress  for  their  wrongs,  being  obliged  to  take  ship  from 
New  York,  and  returned  in  1646  successful.  He  was  Commissioner  in 
1654-5-6-7. 

His  wife  Joan  died  about  the  time  of  his  leaving  England,  and  he 
married,  second,  Alice  Daniels,  a  widow,  who  died  in  1643,  and  he  mar- 
ried third  Phillis,  who  survived  him  and  died  Mar.  10,  1688.  He  died  in 
1658,  leaving  a  will  which  Avas  proven  Jany.  7,  1659,  and  named  his  wife 
Phillis  as  executrix  (except  as  to  matters  with  Wm.  Arnold,  which  son 
John  was  to  attend  to).  He  gives  to  his  wife,  sons  John,  Peter,  James 
and  Thomas  and  dau.  Mary  Sweet  and  gr.  ch.  Ann  Hade. 

Children. 

John  bt.  1620,  Aug.  15       d.  1708,  Nov.  27         m.  Ann  Almy 

Peter  bt.  1622,  Mar.  10        d.  1659  m.  Mary  Gorton 

Richard       bt.  1623.  Mar.  25       d.  young 

James  bt.  1626,  June  21      d.  1698,  Apl.  27         m.  Deliverance  Pot- 

ter 

2d  Elizabeth  An- 
thony 
He  was  great  grandfather  of  Major  Gen.  Nathaniel  Greene. 
Thomas       bt.  1628,  June  4         d.  1717,  June  5  m.  Elizabeth  Barton 

Joan  bt.  1630,  Oct.  3  m.  Hade 

Mary  bt.  1633,  May  19  m.  James  Sweet 

John  Greene,  son  of  John  Greene  and  Joan  Tattersall,  was  bap- 
tized Aug.  15,  1620  in  Salisbury,  Eng.  He  was  married  about  1648 
in  Warwick,  E.  I.  to  Ann.  dau.  of  William  and  Audry  Almy.  Feby.  3, 
1651  he  and  three  others  agreed  with  the  town  of  Warwick  to  build 
a  mill  and  grind  the  toAvn  corn  at  two  quarts  per  bushel.  He  was 
Commissioner  from  1652  to  1663 ;  General  Eecorder  in  1652,  '3  and  '4 ; 
General  Solicitor  in  1655;  Attorney  General  in  1657,  '8,  '9  and  '60; 
Warden  in  1658 ;  Assistant,  in  1660  to  1673,  '77,  '78,  '80  to  '86,  '89  and 
'90 ;  Deputy  in  1664,  '74,  77  and  '80 ;  Major  for  the  Main  in  1683  to  '6, 
'90,  '91  and  '96,  and  Deputy  Governor  of  E,  I.  from  1690  to  1700. 

June  29,  1670  he  and  John  Clark  were  chosen  agents  to  go  to  Eng. 
for  vindication  of  the  Charter  of  E.  I.  before  His  Majesty  and  to  redeem 
the  same  from  the  injurious  violations  thereof  by  the  colony  of  Conn. 
Jany.  30,  1671  he  was  allowed  £10  for  his  charge  and  pains  in  going  to 

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GREENE 

the  treaty  at  New  London,  etc.  Apl.  4,  L676  the  Assembly  desired  ;it 
its  next  sitting  the  company  and  counsel  of  six  I  con  men  (most  judicious 
inhabitants)  among  whom  was  ('apt.  John  Greene.  Being  in  Eng.  be 
was  called  upon  Feliv.  3,  1<>7!)  to  give  information  as  to  Mt.  Hope.  He 
and  another  valued  the  4000  acres  at  £4000,  and  received  £60  for  their 
disbursements  in  Eng.  May  5,  L680  he  was  one  of  three  to  buy  a  bell 
"for  the  public  use  of  the  Colony  and  for  giving  notice  or  signifying 
the  several  times  or  sittings  of  the  Assemblys  and  Courts  of  Trials  and 
General  Councils." 

In  1683  lie  and  Randall  Holden  sent  a  letter  to  King  Charles  II 
concerning  Gov.  Cranfield  of  N.  11.  and  the  Commissioners,  who  Lately 
held  a  court  in  Kings  Town,  hut  who  would  show  no  commission  from 
the  King.  In  1(586  he  was  notified  by  Gov.  Andros  of  appointment  as 
a  member  of  his  Council.  Jany.  30,  L690  he  sent  with  others  a  letter 
of  congratulations  to  William  and  Mary  on  their  accession  to  the  crown. 
The  next  year  he  was  voted  by  the  Assembly  ten  shillings  for  his  en- 
couragement for  drawing  up  an  address  to  their  Majesties  and  for 
drawing  up  a  letter  to  the  Gov.  of  N.  Y.  etc.  His  will  dated  1701!  was 
proven  Dec.  20,  1708,  and  names  sons  Peter,  Job,  Richard  and  Samuel 
as  executors.  He  calls  himself  an  inhabitant  of  Greene  Hole  alias 
Occupasituxet,  and  names  wife,  four  sons  above  named,  and  daus.  De- 
borah Torrey,  Ann  Greene,  Catherine  Holden,  Audry  Spencer,  giving 
each  £16,  also  to  gr.  dan.  Mary  Dyer  and  to  dan.  Phillis  (Carr)  Dick- 
inson's children.  He  charged  his  children  to  care  for  his  wife  and 
"to  manifest  their  love  to  me  and  her  in  lending  their  help  unto  her, 
and  so  I  take  leave,  commending  my  wife  and  children  to  the  fear  of 
God  in  whose  fear  I  rest  in  assured  hope  of  salvation."  Inventory: 
£167 :9  :0. 

Aug.  27,  1668  Phillis  Greene,  widow,  deeded  to  John  Green — con- 
sidering her  desolate  condition  and  to  free  herself  of  many  troubles 
attending  it — my  dwelling  house,  lot  and  all  the  vest  of  estate  of  house- 
hold goods,  etc.;  except  a  cow  and  some  small  things  already  given  my 
gr.  dau.  Phillis  Greene.  He  engaged  to  provide  her  with  meat,  drink, 
lodging,  etc.,  and  £6  per  annum,  and  to  transport  said  pay  to  Newport 
at  his  own  cost  by  Sept.  29  annually.  He  and  his  wife  were  buried 
on  the  homestead  farm. 

Children. 

Deborah  b.  1649,  Aug.  10  m.  William  Torrey 

John  b.  1651,  Nov.  6 

William  b.  1653,  Mar.  1  m.  Mary  Sayles 

Peter  b.  1655,  Peby.  7 

Job  b.  1656,  Aug.  24  m.  Phoebe  Sayles 
Phillis  b.  1658,  Oct.  7  m.  Caleb  Can- 
Richard  b.  1660,  Feby,  8         d.  May  24,  1711  in.  Eleanor  Sayles 
Anne  b.  1663.  Mar.  10 

Catherine  b.  1665,  Aug-.  15  in.  Charles  Holden 

Audry  b.  1667,  Dec.  27  in.  John  Spencer 


Samuel        b.   1671,  Jany.  30 


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William  Greene,  son  of  John  Greene  and  Ann  Almy,  was  born 
in  Warwick,  Mar.  1,  1653.  He  married  Mary,  dau.  of  John  Sayles  and 
Mary  Williams.    He  died  before  1698. 

Children. 

Mary  b.  Jany.  8,  1677  m.  Edward  Dyer,  son  of  Samuel  Dyer  and  Ann 
Hutchinson. 

Eichaed  Greene,  son  of  John  Greene  and  Ann  Almy,  was  born  in 
Warwick,  Feby.  8,  1660.  He  married  Feby.  16,  1693  Eleanor,  dau.  of 
John  Sayles  and  Mary  Williams,  and  died  May  24,  1711. 

Children. 

Audry  b.  Jany.  8,  1694         d.  Apl.  7,  1763  m.  Thomas  Staf- 

ford 

John  b.  Nov.  7,  1695 

Amey  b.  Oct.  4,  1696 

Isabel  b.  Sept.  3.  1698 

Eleanor  b.  Feby.  19,  1702 

Mercy  b.  Apl.  9,  1704 

Mary  b.  Feby.  16,  1707 

John  b.  Dec.  23,  1709 

Phillis  Greene,  dau.  of  John  Greene  and  Ann  Almy,  was  born 
in  Warwick  Oct.  7,  1658.  She  married  about  1675  Caleb  C&rr,  son 
of  Robert,  the  emigrant,  and  lived  in  Jamestown  until  his  death  in  1690, 
having  borne  him  seven  children.  She  married  second  Charles  Dickin- 
son. 


William  Almy  was  born  in  1601,  lived  in  Lynn  and  Sandwich, 
Mass.  and  Portsmouth,  R.  I.  His  wife  Audrey  was  born  in  1603  and 
died  in  1676.  1631,  June  14  he  was  fined  lis.  for  taking  away  Mr. 
Glover's  canoe  without  leave. 

1634,  July  1,  he  was  fined  10s.  for  not  appearing  at  last  court  being 
summoned,  and  was  enjoined  to  bring  to  next  court  an  inventory  of 
goods  he  had  received  of  Edward  Johnson. 

1635,  having  been  home  to  England  he  came  the  second  time  in 
the  ship  "Abigail".  His  age  was  given  at  34,  wife  Audrey  32,  dau. 
Ann  8,  son  Christopher  3. 

1636,  Mar.  1,  he  gained  suit  and  judgment  vs.  David  Johnson. 
The  same  day  Robert  Way  was  ordered  to  serve  Wm.  Almy  till  he 
hath  satisfied  the  sum  of  £111. 

1637,  Apl.  3,  at  Sandwich,  he  and  nine  others  were  given  liberty 
to  view  place  to  set  down  and  have  sufficient  land  for  3  score  families. 

1 638,  Dec.  4,  he  was  fined  lis.  for  keeping  swine  unringed. 

1640,  Apl.  16,  he  had  grant  of  8|  acres. 

1641,  Dec.  7,  an  attachment  was  made  on  a  calf  of  his  in  the  hands  of 

188 


ALMY 

Robert  Bodfish  to  answer  charges  to  the  clerk  of  a  suit  said  Almy  loft 
unpaid  when  he  left  Sandwich. 

1642,  June  22,  he  sold  land  in  Sandwich  to  Edward  Freeman. 

1044,  Nov.  14,  at  Portsmouth  he  had  grant  of  land  at  Wading  River. 

1656,  Jany.  5,  he  sold  8  acres  of  land  to  Richard  Bulgar. 

1656-57-63,  he  was  Commissioner. 

1668,  he  was  foreman  of  jury. 

His  will,  dated  Feliy.  28,  167(5-7,  was  proved  Apl.  23,  L677  and 
names  his  sons  Christopher  and  Job  as  executors.  He  gives  all  his 
property  to  his  wife  for  life,  requests  that  the  malt  house  be  not  di- 
vided, that  his  body  be  buried  beside  his  son  John,  mentions  sons  Chris- 
topher and  Job,  dans.  Anna  and  Catherine,  and  gives  grandchild  Bar- 
tholomew West  £20  at  age  of  21. 


in.  John  Greene. 

m.  Elizabeth  Cornell. 

m.  Mary  ( !ole. 
in.  Mary  Ciithank. 
in.  Bartholomew 
West. 

Ann  Almy  was  born  1627  and  died  May  17,  1709.  She  married 
John,  son  of  John  Greene  and  Joan  Tattersall,  and  bore  him  eleven 
children. 


Children. 

Ann 
Christo- 
pher 
John 
Job 
Catharine 

b. 

1.. 

b. 
b. 

1627 
1632 

d.  May  17,  1709 
d.  Jany.  30,  1713 

<1.  Oct.  1.  1676 

d.  1684. 

d. 

Anthony  Slocum  in  1637  was  one  of  43  proprietors  in  Taunton. 
His  wife  was  probably  the  sister  of  William  Harvey.  He  was  on  the 
Grand  Jury  in  1659,  a  resident  of  Taunton  June  3,  1662  and  Surveyor 
of  highways. 


'6' 


Giles  Slocum,  the  son  of  Anthony,  had  a  grant  of  land  in  Ports- 
mouth, R.  I.  Sept.  4,  1648  on  payment  of  £3.  He  and  his  wife  were 
Quakers.  "Joan  Slocum,  the  wife  of  old  Giles,  she  dyed  at  Ports- 
mouth the  31st  6  mo.  (Aug.)  1679."  His  will  dated  Oct!  10,  1681  was 
proven  Mar.  12,  1683.  He  gives  to  son  Samuel  5s;  to  son  John  5s;  to 
son  Giles  all  lands  in  Portsmouth ;  to  son  Ebenezer  5s ;  to  son  Nathaniel 
2  shares  of  land  in  New  Jersey;  to  son  Peleg  one-half  share  at  Dart- 
mouth; to  son  Eliezer  one-fourth  share  at  D;  to  dau.  Johannah  Mott 
three-fourths  share  in  N.  J.;  to  dau.  Mary  Tucker  4  acres;  to  "my 
loving  friends  the  people  of  God  called  Quakers"  £4;  to  each  grand- 
child 5  sheep. 

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MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 


Joanna  b.  1642.  May  16 

John  b.  1645,  May  26 

Giles  b.  1647,  May  25 

Ebenezer  b.  1650,  Mar.  25 

Nathaniel  b.  1652,  Dee.  25 

Peleg  b.  1654,  Aug.  17 

Samuel  1).  1657 

Mary  b.  1660,  July  3 

Eliezer  b.  1664,  Dec.  25 


Children. 

d.  1727,  Jan'y  6 
d.  1702 


(1.  1715,  Apl.  13 

d.  1703 

d.  1733 

d.  1689,  Sept.  25 

d.  1727 


m.  Jacob  Mott. 

m.  Meribah  Parker, 

m.  Ann  Lawton. 

m.  Mary  Thurston, 

m.  Hannah  Tucker. 

m.  Mary  Holder. 

in.  Abraham  Tucker, 
m.  Elephol  Fitzger- 
ald. 

Ebenezer  Slocttm  was  born  in  Portsmouth,  R.  I.  Mar.  25,  1650. 
He  received  land  from  his  father  Oct.  25,  1678  in  Jamestown,  R.  I.  He 
was  Deputy  sixteen  years  from  1679  to  1714,  and  in  1712  and  '13  he 
was  Speaker  of  the  House  of  Deputies.  In  1700  he  gave  £1  towards 
building  a  Quaker  meeting  house  at  Mashapaug  and  in  1710  he  gave 
the  land  for  a  Quaker  meeting  house  in  Jamestown. 

1707,  May  28  he  had  a  grant  of  a  ferry  privilege  on  west  side  of 
Conanieut  Island.  The  Quaker  records  speak  of  him  as  "A  valuable 
minister."  He  was  often  in  public  positions  of  importance  as  Moder- 
ator, Councilman,  and  Head  Warden.  He  married  Mary,  dau.  of  Ed- 
ward Thurston  and  Elizabeth  Mott  about  1677  and  died  Apl.  13,  1715. 

His  will  dated  Dec.  10,  1714,  was  probated  Apl.  20,  1715  with  wife 
Mary  and  son  Ebenezer  as  executors.  He  gives  to  wife  a  feather  bed, 
negro  woman  "Kate"  and  all  plate;  to  sons,  Samuel,  Ebenezer,  Giles 
and  Joseph  and  to  daus.  Elizabeth,  widow  of  Peter  Greene,  Rebecca, 
wife  of  William  Burling,  Desire,  wife  of  Samuel  Dyer,  five  shillings 
each,  they  having  already  had  from  their  grandfather  Thurston ;  to 
daus.  Mercy  and  Abigail  each  £50  at  18. 

Inventory  £625  :8 :6,  viz.  12  spoons  £8,  2  cups  £5,  4  porringers  £11, 
tankard  £15,  feather  beds,  negro  woman  "Kate"  £42,  white  horse,  Con- 
cordance, Great  Bible,  parcel  of  old  books  6s,  clock  £20,  money,  etc.  He 
was  buried  in  the  Friends  Burying  Ground  at  Jamestown. 


Children. 


Elizabeth 

b. 

1678. 

Jany.  1 

Mary 

b. 

1679. 

June  21 

Joanna 

b. 

1680, 

Dec.  30 

Rebecca 

b. 

1682, 

Nov.  13 

Samuel 

b. 

1684, 

Mar.  2 

Ebenezer 

1). 

1686, 

Jany.  20 

Desire 

b. 

1688, 

Mar.  12 

Deliver- 

b. 

1691, 

Aug.  15 

ance 

Mercy 

b. 

1693, 

Sept.  14 

Giles 

b. 

1696, 

Feby.  19 

Joseph 

b. 

1697, 

Apl.  21 

m.  Peter  Greene. 

m.  Caleb  Carr. 
m.  Wm.  Burling. 


m.  Samuel  Dyer. 


Abigail       b.  1697,  Apl.  21 


in.  Thomas. 


Joanna  Slocxjm,  dau.  of  Ebenezer  Slocum  and  Mary  Thurston,  was 
born  in  Jamestown  Dec.  30,  1680.  She  was  married  Apl.  30,  1701  to 
Caleb,  son  of  Caleb  Carr  and  Phillis  Greene,  and- died  Dec.  30,  1708, 
four  days  after  the  birth  of  her  fifth  child,  on  her  28th  birthday. 

190 


TIU'KSTON 

Edwabd  Tb riiSKiN  was  born  in  1  <il 7.  He  was  a  quaker  of  New  port, 
R.  I.  He  was  a  freeman  in  L655,  commissioner  in  1663,  deputy  1  —  times 
between  1667  and  L686,  and  Assistant  in  L675,  '86,  '90  and  '91.  Aug. 
26,  1686,  lie  signed  with  other  Quakers  an  address  t<>  the  King  in  re 
gard  1o  the  writ  of  Quo  Warranto.  They  desired  ti>  be  excused  from 
bearing  arms,  being  a  peaceable  people  and  "willing  to  pay  all  just 
rates  and  duties  for  carrying  on  the  commonwealth's  affairs,  etc." 

Jany.  30,  1690,  be  with  five  other  Assistants  and  Deputy  Gov. 
Q-reene  wrote  a  letter  to  William  and  Mary  congratulating  them  on 
their  accession  to  the  crown,  and  informing  them  that  since  the  depo- 
sition of  Sir  Edmund  Andros,  the  former  government  under  the  charter 
had  been  reassumed;  mentioning  also  the  seizure  of  Andros  in  1>.  I. 
on  his  flight  from  confinement  in  Mass.,  and  his  return  to  Mass.  on 
demand  of  that  colony.  He  married  June,  1<>47,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of 
Adam  Mott.  He  died  Mar.  1,  1707,  leaving  a  will  dated  Jan'y  11,  17(14, 
which  was  probated  Mai-.  12,  1707,  and  names  his  sons  Jonathan,  Han 
iel,  Samuel  and  Thomas;  gr.  son  Edward,  sou  of  Edward;  gr.  dau. 
Elizabeth;  sons-in-law  Weston  Clark  and  Ebenezer  Slocum,  and  two 
&r.  dans.  Slocum. 


Children. 

Sarah 

b. 

1648, 

.Mar.  Id 

Elizabeth 

h. 

it  ;:>o. 

Feby. 

Edward 

b. 

1652, 

Apl.  1 

d.   1690, 

Dec.  7 

Eleanor 

h. 

1 655, 

Mar.  1 

d.   1724 

Mary 

b. 

1657, 

Peby. 

d.  1732, 

Nov.  16 

Jonathan 

b. 

1659, 

Jany.  4 

d.   1740 

Daniel 

h. 

1661, 

Apl. 

d.  1712 

Rebecca 

b. 

1662. 

Apl. 

d.  17:57, 

Sept.  Ill 

John  b.  1664,  Dec. 

Content  b.  1(i(!7.  June 

Samuel  1..    1669,  Aug.  24 

Thomas  b.   1671,  Oct.  8 


d.   1690,  Oct.  22 

d.   1747.  Oct.  27 
d.   1730,  Mar.  22 


m.  Susanna   Jefferay 
m.  George  Harris 
m.  Ebenezer  Slocum 
m.  Sarah 
m.  Mary  Easton 
m.   Peter  Easton. 

2d.  Weston  Clark. 
m.  Elizabeth 

m.  Abigail  Clarke 
m.  Menitable  Tripp 


Mary  Thi^rston,  dan.  of  Edward  Thurston  and  Elizabeth  Mott, 
was  born  in  Rhode  Island  Feby.  1657.  She  married  about  1<>77  Ebenezer 
Slocum  of  Jamestown,  R.  I.,  and  died  in  Nov.  1732,  having'  borne  twelve 
children.  Her  will  dated  Nov.  5,  1720  with  codicil  dated  Nov.  7,  17:!2 
was  probated  Nov.  22,  17.">2  and  names  son-in-law  Samuel  Dyer  as  ex- 
ecutor. 

She  gives  to  son  Samuel  five  shillings ;  to  dau.  Desire  Dyer  my  silver  tank- 
ard, three  silver  porringers  and  a  silver  cordial  cup;  to  son  Giles  two  silver 
spoons;  to  son  Joseph  two  silver  spoons,  a  silk  grass  bed,  two  cows,  twenty 
sheep,  marc  sow,  all  tools  and  negro  '•Fortune":  to  dau.  Abigail  Thomas 
my  wearing  apparel;  to  gr.  dau.  Patience  Carr,  dau.  of  Caleb  and  to  gr.  sons 
Caleb,  Joseph  and  William  Carr,  to  gr.  son  David  Greene,  gr.  son  Ebenezer 
Slocum.  gr.  daus.  Mary  and  Ruth  Slocum.  gr.  son  Thomas  Rogers,  gr.  eh.  Wil- 
liam, Rebecca,  Benjamin,  Hannah,  Sarah,  Ebenezer  and  Amy  Burling,  gr.  dans. 
Mary  Carr,  Mercy  Thomas,  Elizabeth  Thomas  and  Susanna  Green,  and  to  Su- 
sanna Thurston,  dau.  of  my  bro.  Jonathan,  each  £5. 


191 


MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 


MARGUERITE,  ARTHUR,  ROBERT, 

MARY   C.   CARR,  EDWARD    A.    CARR, 

DOROTHY,  SARAH, 

The  Family  of  my  Wife's  Sister. 


192 


MOTT 

Adam  Mott  came  from  Cambridge,  Eng.,  July  2,  L635  in  the  ship 
"Defense",  aged  39,  with  his  wife  Sarah,  aged  31,  and  ch.  John  II. 
Adam  12,  Jonathan  !>,  Elizabeth  6  and  Mary  Lotl  t,  dan.  of  his  wife 
by  her  former  husband.  He  brought  testimony  from  a  Justice  of  the 
Peace  and  from  a  minister  in  Cambridge  of  conformity  to  orders  and 
discipline  of  Church  of  England,  and  that  he  had  taken  oath  of  alle 
giance  and  supremacy.  He  and  his  wife  were  members  of  the  First 
Church  of  Roxbury,  and  he  was  made  freeman  May  '2'),  L636.  He  soon 
moved  to  Hingham,  where  he  had  a  grant  of  land.  He  prepared  to 
move  to  Portsmouth,  R.  I.  in  1638,  probably  for  religious  reasons,  and 
so  escaped  the  constable  of  Hingham  who  had  a  writ  Sept.  6,  1638  to 
attach  him  and  bring  him  before  the  Gov.  or  some  one  of  the  Council. 

Jany.  12,  1640  he  was  chosen  with  others  to  lay  out  land  at  Ports 
mouth.  He  was  freeman  in  1641,  and  Clerk  of  the  Military  Company 
in  1642.  He  died  in  1661.  His  will  dated  Apl.  2,  1661  was  probated 
Aug.  31, 1661,  and  names  wife  Sarah  as  executrix  and  Edward  Thurston 
and  Richard  Tew  as  overseers;  mentions  sons  Jacob,  Eleazer  and  Ger- 
shom.  Those  who  enjoy  the  land  are  to  pay  son  John  twenty  shillings. 
He  gives  to  son  Adam  an  ewe  lamb;  to  Elizabeth  Thurston,  wife  of 
Edward  Thurston,  an  ewe  lamb;  to  Edward  Thurston  and  Richard  Tew. 
an  ewe  lamb  each. 

Inventory,  £372:  6,  viz..  house  and  land.  £150;  4  oxen,  .3  cows.  bull,  horse, 
mare,  colt,  2  calves,  30  ewe  sheep,  2  rams,  6  swine,  wampum  peage  £3.  wear- 
ing clothes,  books,  2  feather  beds,  2  flock  beds,  6  pewter  platters,  wine  pot, 
warming  pan,  7  pair  sheets,  6  napkins,  2  tables,  joint  stool,  l-\  ae.  wheat,  2  ac. 
oats,  2  ac.  peas,  3  ac.  Indian  corn. 

Children. 


John  b.  1621 

Adam  b.  1623 

Jonathan  b.  1626 

Elizabeth  b.  1629 


Jacob 
Eleazer 

Gershom 


b.  1638 


d.  1673 


d.   1694,  Sept,  2, 

By  second  wife 

d.  1711  Nov.  15, 

d.  1698 


m.  Mary     Lott,     his 
step  sister. 

m.  Edward  Thurs- 
ton. 

in.  Johanna  Slocum 


Elizabeth  Mott  was  born  in  England  in  1629.    She  was  married  in 
June,  1647  to  Edward  Thurston  of  Newport,  R.  I.  and  died  Sept.  2,  L694, 


having  borne  twelve  children. 


193 


MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 

Thomas  Stafford  of  Warwickshire,  Eng.  was  a  miller.  He  was 
in  Plymouth  in  1626,  and  is  said  to  have  built  the  first  mill  in  this  coun- 
try for  grinding  corn  by  water  power.  He  was  admitted  inhabitant  of 
Newport  May  20,  1638,  and  had  a  grant  of  17  acres.  He  was  a  witness 
to  will  of  John  Walker  Mar.  18,  1647. 

It  was  ordered  by  the  Town  Council  of  Warwick,  R.  I.  June  7, 
1652,  "that,  whereas  Thomas  Stafford  hath  bought  a  house  of  Chris- 
topher Unthank  *  *  and  so  he  is  become  a  townsman. ' '  He  bought 
a  house  in  Warwick  Apl.  16,  1657  of  Thomas  Lawton  of  Plymouth. 
Action  of  trespass  was  brought  against  him  in  1657  by  James  Greene 
and  Randall  Holden.  In  1658  the  Warwick  settlers  were  subject  to 
more  serious  trespasses : 

"Ordered  that  if  any  one  kill  the  great  gray  wolf  that  hath  done  so  much 
mischief  in  the  town,  he  shall  have  £5  for  his  pains  and  for  any  other  wolf  £4, 
and  if  any  Indian  kill  a  -wolf  within  the  confines  of  the  town  he  shall  have  40s. 
for  his  pains,  etc." 

The  reward  of  £5  was  paid  in  1662  to  John,  brother  of  Renewed 
Sweet  Gereardy  in  peage  at  eight  per  penny.  In  1659  he  sold  land  to 
Henry  Knowles.  In  1662  he  had  a  grant  of  land  at  Potawomut.  He 
was  Deputy  in  1673.    He  died  in  1677  at  the  age  of  seventy-two  years. 

His  will  dated  Nov.  4,  1677  and  proved  Apl.  27,  1678  gave  to  his 
well  beloved  wife  Elizabeth  one  half  of  his  dwelling  house  for  life,  half 
of  his  orchard,  meadow  and  other  land,  and  two  cows ;  to  his  son  Thomas 
the  other  half,  and  at  wife 's  death  her  half,  also,  and  the  two  cows ;  to 
his  wife  for  life,  his  bedding  and  household  stuff,  and  at  her  death  to 
go  to  son  Thomas  and  dau.  Deborah  Wescott;  to  dau.  Deborah  a  cow; 
to  son  Samuel  a  calf;  to  son  Joseph  a  calf,  and  to  Hannah  Bromley  a 
calf. 

Children. 

Thomas  d.  Jany.  26,  1723        m.  Jane  Dodgee. 

Deborah  m.  Amos  Wescott. 

Samuel  b.  1636                         d.  Mar.  20,  1718         m.  Mercy  Wescott. 
Joseph 

Samuel  Stafford,  born  1636,  married  Mercy,  dau.  of  Stukeley 
Wescott.  Their  children  were  Stukeley,  b.  1661,  Amos  b.  1665,  Mercy 
b.  1668,  Sarah  b.  1671,  Samuel  b.  1673,  Patience,  Freelove,  Elizabeth, 
Thomas  b.  1682. 

Thomas  Stafford  of  Coventry,  R.  I.  b.  1682,  d.  Nov.  18,  1765,  mar- 
ried in  1707  Anne  Greene,  and  second,  on  Jany.  16,  1719,  Andry  Greene, 
dau.  of  Richard  Greene  and  Eleanor  Sayles.  Their  children  were  Elea- 
nor b.  April  25,  1720,  Richard  b.  1721,  Thomas  b.  1723,  Samuel  b.  1724, 
Almy,  Job,  Audry,  John. 

I  presume  that  one  of  these  sons  was  the  father  of  that  Eleanor 
Stafford  who  married  Eleazer  Carr  who  was  born  Apl.  22,  1746. 

194 


WKSCOTT 

Stukeley  Wescott,  1).  L592,  d.  L677,  1,  12.  Hi'  was  made  freeman 
in  Salem  Ki.'iii.  Willi  others  of  Salem  having  license  to  deparl  it  was 
ordered  on  Mar.  L2,  L638  by  the  Gen.  Ct.  that  they  appear  at  next  court 
in  May,  if  they  lie  not  gone  before,  to  answer  such  things  as  should  lie 
objected.  At  Providence  Oct.  8,  L638  he  with  others  hail  deed  from 
Roger  Williams  of  land  boughl  from  Canonicus  and  Miantonomoh. 

.Inly  1,  1639  lie  and  wife  are  alluded  to  in  a  letter  from  the  Rev. 
Hugh  Peters  to  the  church  in  Dorchester  as  having  had  the  great  cen- 
sure passed  upon  them  in  this  our  church.  He  was  one  of  the  twelve 
original  members  of  the  First  Baptist  Church  organized  at  Providence. 
July  27,  1(>40  with  38  others  of  Prow  he  signed  agreement  for  a  civil 
government.    He  was  recorded  as  inhabitant  of  Warwick  June  .">,  L648. 

Sept.  2,  1650  he  was  taxed  13s.  4d.  at  Prov.  on  real  estate.  He  was 
Commissioner  in  1651-2-3-5  and  '(>().  He  bought  .'!(>  acres  of  John  Ge- 
reardy  Mar.  1.  1652.  On  June  7,  1652,  John  Cooke  was  granted  liberty 
to  make  a  highway  between  his  uncle,  Stukeley  Wescott,  and  himself. 
He  was  surveyor  of  highways  in  11)52-3-4-5-6  and  assistant  in  1653. 

May  7,  1655  he  and  Mr.  Smith  were  ordered  to  cast  up  what  damage 
is  due  to  the  Indians  and  place  every  man's  share  according  to  his  pro- 
portion and  gather  it  up.  May  27,  1655  he  was  appointed  to  keep  a 
house  of  entertainment.  1657  June  14  he  received  from  John  Bennett 
of  "Warwick  8  cattle,  9  pound  of  peage  at  8  a  penny,  and  a  horse  and 
lands  and  goods,  engaging  on  behalf  of  himself  and  heirs  to  maintain 
the  said  John  Bennett  during  his  life  in  meat  and  drink  and  apparel. 
The  only  reservation  was  £5  to  he  at  John  Bennett's  disposal  during 
life.    He  was  Deputy  in  1671. 

His  will  is  dated  Jany.  12,  1677.  He  died  the  same  day,  while  tem- 
porarily at  Portsmouth.  He  calls  himself  aged  about  85.  He  names 
his  eldest  son  Amos,  grandson  Amos,  etc.  He  died  before  he  could 
sign  the  will.  1695,  Nov.  1  testimony  as  to  his  will  was  given  by  Joseph 
Stafford,  Mercy  Stafford  and  her  son  Amos  before  John  Greene  Dep. 
Gov.  It  was  shown  that  testator  would  have  signed  it  but  was  requested 
by  Caleb  Arnold  to  wait  while  his  (the  testator's)  sons  were  sent  for 
from  Prudence  Island,  but  by  the  time  they  came  lie  was  unable  to  sign. 
The  will  was  finally  ordered  recorded  by  the  Town  Council  Feby.  18, 
1697. 


in.  Benedict  Arnold 
1640 

m.  Catherine  

in.  Sarah  Stafford 
1667 

Second.  Deborah 
Stafford.  1670 
Mercy  b.  d.   1700  m.  Samuel  Stafford 

Jeremiah  m.  Eleanor  England 

1665 

Meecy  "Wescott  dau.  of  Stukeley  Wescott  was  born  about  1635,  m. 

Samuel  Stafford  about  1660,  bore  him  nine  children  and  died  Mar.  25, 
1700. 

195 


Children. 

Da  maris 

b. 

d.  1678 

Robert 

b. 

d.  1676 

Amos 

b. 

1631 

d.  1685 

MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 


John  Sayles  was  born  in  1633,  lived  in  Providence,  R.  I.  and  died 
in  1681.    In  1650  he  married  Mary,  dan.  of  Roger  Williams. 

1651,  Jany.  27,  he  bought  a  house  and  lot  of  John  Throckmorton. 

1652,  May  12,  he  bought  land  of  Ralph  Earle  near  West  River. 

1653,  55,  57,  58,  59  he  was  Assistant. 
1655-57  he  was  Town  Clerk. 

1656,  May  10,  he  entered  an  anker  of  liquor. 

1657,  Mar.  4,  he  wrote  a  letter  on  behalf  of  Providence  to  the  town 
of  Warwick  in  regard  to  the  illegal  arrest  of  Richard  Cbasmore  by 
Mass.  authorities. 

1658,  he  was  Warden. 
1659-60,  he  was  Town  Treasurer. 

1660,  May  26,  he  sold  land  to  Wm.  Hawkins. 

1665,  Feby.  19,  he  had  lot  24  in  division. 

1666,  May  31,  he  took  oath  of  allegiance. 
1669-71  he  was  on  the  Grand  Jury. 

1669,  70,  71,  74,  76,  77,  78  he  was  Deputy. 

1670,  May  4,  he  was  named  with  three  others  to  audit  Colony  ac- 
counts. 

1670,  June  24,  he  sold  to  Stephen  Arnold  one-thirteenth  of  the  island 
called  the  Vineyard  at  Pawtuxet  "which  my  father  in  law,  Roger  Wil- 
liams, gave  me. ' ' 

1670,  71,  he  was  of  the  Town  Council. 

1671,  Aug.  21,  he  and  Thomas  Roberts  were  appointed  to  prize  and 
transport  the  horse  belonging  to  the  town  to  R.  I.  and  deliver  to  Joseph 
Torrey  for  pay 't  of  debt  due  from  this  town. 

1677,  May  7,  he  was  fined  20  s.  for  not  attending  Grand  Jury. 

He  and  his  wife  are  buried  in  Eastern  Burial  Ground,  Middletown, 
B.  I.  near  Sachuset  Beach. 

Children. 


Mary 


b.  July  11,  1652         d.  1717 


John  b.  Aug.  17,  1654 

Isabel  b. 

Phoebe  b. 

Eleanor  b. 

Catharine  b. 


d.  Aug.  2,  1727 
d.  1716 

d.  1744 

d.  May  11,  1714 

d.  Feby.  21,  1751 


m.  William  Greene 
2nd,  John  Holmes. 

m.  Elizabeth 

m.  John  Tillinghast, 
2nd.  Robert  Hicks. 

m.  Job  Greene. 

m.  Richard  Greene. 

m.  Wm.  Olney. 


Mary  Sayles  was  born  July  11,  1652.  She  married,  about  1675, 
William,  son  of  John  Greene  and  Ann  Almy.  After  his  death  she  mar- 
ried John  Holmes. 


Eleanor  Sayles  was  born 


1671,  and  married  Richard  Greene 


Feby.  16,  1693.    She  died  May  11,  1714. 


196 


WILLIAMS 


Roger  Williams  was  son  of  .lames  Williams  and  Alice  Pemberton 
of  London.  He  was  bom  in  Wales  aboul  L600  and  received  a  good 
education,  taking  a  bachelor's  degree  at  Pembroke  College,  Cambridge, 
Jany.  1627.  He  embarked  at  Bristol  Dee.  I.  1630  in  the  "Lion"  and 
arrived  in  Boston  Fehy.  5,  1631.  In  rioting  the  event  Winthrop  calls 
him  "a  godly  minister."  He  settled  al  Salem  Apl.  12,  1631,  went  to 
Plymouth  soon  after  as  assistant  pastor,  but  returned  in  1633  and  be- 
came pastor  on  the  death  of  the  Rev.  Skelton  1fi.'!4.  He  declined  a  unan- 
imous call  to  the  church  in  Boston  because  they  would  not  make  public 
declaration  of  repentance  for  having  communed  with  the  churches  of 
England,  lie  was  excommunicated  in  1635  from  the  church  in  Salem 
for  not  bringing  his  children  to  baptism. 


In  Apl.   1635  lie  was  summoned  to  court    in   Boston 


for  teac 


him 


publicly  that  a  magistrate  ought  not  to  tender  an  oath  to  an  unregen- 
erate  man.  Oct.  9,  1635  he  was  sentenced  to  banishment  and  ordered 
"out  of  this  jurisdiction  within  six  weeks  now  next  ensuing."  He  re- 
ceived permission  to  remain  until  spring,  but  would  nol  refrain  from 
uttering  his  opinions.  A  messenger  was  sent  to  Salem  to  arrest  him 
in  Jany.  1636,  but  he  had  gone  three  days  before.  Thirty-five  years 
after  lie  wrote:  "1  was  sorely  tossed  for  over  fourteen  weeks  in  a  bitter 
winter  season  not  knowing  what  bed  or  bread  did  mean." 

He  bought  land  for  a  new  settlement  from  Canonicus  and  Mian- 
tonomoli,  which  he  named  "Providence."  In  1639  lie  was  baptized  by 
Ezekiel  Hollinian,  and  then  baptized  him  and  others,  and  for  a  few- 
years  acted  as  pastor  of  the  First  Baptist  Church.  In  1643  he  pro- 
ceeded to  England  to  secure  a  charter,  which  he  obtained,  returning 
Sept.  17,  1644.  He  was  Assistant  in  1647-48-64-65-70-71-72.  In  1651 
he  went  to  England  again  and  the  next  year  published  "Experiments 
of  Spiritual  Life  and  Health,  and  their  Preservation." 

He  returned  in  1654  and  was  chosen  President  of  the  Colony,  and 
for  three  years  after.  He  was  a  Commissioner  in  1658-59-61,  Deputy 
in  1667  and  Town  Clerk  in  1675-76  and  of  the  Town  Council  1670-78- 
79-80. 

In  1682,  May  6  he  wrote  Gov.  Bradstreet  asking  advice  as  to  print- 
ing his  discourses,  etc.  "But  these  are  but  sublunaries,  temporaries 
and  trivials.  Eternity,  0  Eternity,  is  our  business."  The  sentence  of 
banishment  was  revoked  March  31,  1676.  He  married,  about  the  time 
of  his  coming  to  America,  Mary  Barnard.  She  died  in  1676,  and  he 
survived  until  1683. 


Mary  b.  Aug-.  1(5:33 

Freeborn     b.  Oct.  1635 

Providence!).  163S,   Sept. 

Mercy  b.  July,  1640 


Daniel         b.  Feby.  1642 
Joseph        b.  Dec.  12,  1643 


Children. 

d.  1681 

d.  1710,  Jany.  10 

d.  Mar.  1686unm. 

d.  17(1.-, 


d.  Mav  14,  1712 
d.  Aug.  17,  1724 


m.  John  Sayles 
m.  Thomas  Hart. 
2d— Walter  Clarke 

in.   Resolved  Water- 
man, 

2nd — Samuel  Win- 
sor 

in.  Rebecca  Powers 

m.  Lvdia  Olney 


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MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 

Mary  Williams,  clau.  of  Roger  Williams  and  Mary  Barnard,  was 
born  in  Plymouth,  Mass.  the  first  week  in  August,  1633.  She  was  mar- 
ried in  1650  to  John  Sayles  of  Providence  and  died  in  1681,  having 
borne  six  children. 


William  Dyer  was  a  milliner  of  London.  He  came  to  Boston  m 
Dec.  1635,  and  with  his  wife  Mary  joined  the  church  whereof  Mr.  Wilson 
was  pastor.  Mar.  15,  1637  he  signed  with  others  a  remonstrance 
affirming  the  innocence  of  Mr.  Wheelwright,  and  that  the  court  had  con- 
demned the  truth  of  Christ;  for  which  he  was  disfranchised  Nov.  15, 
1637,  and  warned  Nov.  20,  1637  "to  deliver  up  all  guns,  pistols,  swords, 
powder,  shot,  etc." 

In  1638  Winthrop  alludes  to  "the  wife  of  one  William  Dyer,  a 
milliner  in  the  New  Exchange,  a  very  proper  and  fair  woman,  and  both 
of  them  notoriously  infected  with  Mrs.  Hutchinson's  errors  and  very 
censorious  and  troublesome."  He  signed  the  corporate  compact  with 
eighteen  others  Apl.  28,  1639,  and  departed  to  Portsmouth  and  New- 
port, He  was  chosen  Secretary  for  both  towns  from  1640  to  1647,  Gen- 
eral Recorder  in  1648,  and  Attorney  General  from  1650  to  1653.  He 
went  to  England  with  John  Clarke  and  Roger  Williams,  and  returned 
in  1653,  leaving  his  wife  abroad.  He  received  a  commission  as  Captain 
and  Commander  in  Chief  upon  sea,  to  act  against  the  Dutch  May  18, 
1653. 

His  wife  returned  from  England  in  1657,  a  Quaker  and  a  minister. 
On  disembarking  at  Boston  she  was  soon  put  in  prison  for  being  a 
Quaker,  but  was  released  on  petition  of  her  husband  and  ordered  out  of 
Mass.  She  returned  to  Boston  in  1659  and  was  tried  for  not  remaining 
in  banishment,  She  was  condemned  to  death  with  William  Robinson 
and  Marmaduke  Stevenson,  and  stood  on  the  scaffold  with  the  rope 
about  her  neck  Oct.  27, 1659  while  they  were  hung,  but  she  was  reprieved. 

"On  Petition  to  the  General  Court,  1659,  Oct.  18,  of  William  Dyer,  her  son, 
it  is  ordered  that  Mary  Dyer  shall  have  liberty  for  forty-eight  hours  after  this 
day  to  depart  out  of  this  jurisdiction,  after  which  time  being  found  therein  she 
is  to  be  executed." 

The  next  day  she  wrote  "Once  more  to  the  general  court  assembled 
in  Boston,  speaks  Mary  Dyer,  even  as  before.  My  life  is  not  accepted, 
neither  availeth  me,  in  comparison  of  the  lives  and  liberty  of  the  truth 
and  servants  of  the  living  God  *"   "Viewed  from  a  literary, 

moral  or  religious  standpoint,  Mary  Dyer's  letters  compare  favorably 
with  the  best  efforts  of  the  leading  Puritans."    (Hallowed.) 

She  then  went  to  Rhode  Island,  but  returning  to  Boston  in  May, 
1660,  she  was  brought  before  Gov.  Endicott  who  said:  "Are  you  the 
same  Mary  that  was  here  before?"  She  replied:  "I  am  the  same 
Mary,  etc. ' '    He  then  said :  ' '  You  will  own  yourself  a  Quaker,  will  you 

198 


DYER 

not?"    She  answered:  "I  own  myself  to  be  reproachfully  so  called." 

He  then  sentenced  her  to  lie  hung  the  day  following. 

On  the  gallows  .June  1,  1(i(>(),  she  was  adjured  by  her  early  pastor, 
Mr.  Wilson,  to  repent  and  not  to  lie  "so  deluded  and  carried  away  by 
the  deceit  of  the  devil."     She  said:    "No  ear  can   hear,  no  tongue  can 

utter,  no  heart  can  understand  the  sweet  incomes  and  the  refreshings 
of  the  Spirit  of  the  Lord  which  1  now  feel." 

She  was  accompanied  from  the  prison  to  the  gallows  by  a  hand  of 
soldiers  with  drums  beating  that  none  might  hear  her  speak.  She  is 
described  as  "a  person  of  no  mean  extract  or  parentage,  of  an  estate 
pretty  plentiful,  of  a  comely  stature  and  countenance,  of  a  piercing 
knowledge  in  many  things,  of  a  wonderful  sweet  and  pleasant  dis- 
course." 

He  was  Commissioner  in  1661-62,  Deputy  1664-(i(i,  General  So- 
licitor 1665-66-68  and  Secretary  to  the  Council  1669.  He  died  1(177, 
leaving  a  widow  named  Catherine. 


Samuel        b.  1635 
Mary  b. 

William       b. 
Mahershalalhashbaz 

Henry         b.  1647 
Charles        b.  1650 


Elizabeth,  by  second  wife. 


Children. 

d.  167S 


d.  1670 
d.  1690 
d.  May  15,  1709 


in.  Ann  Hutchinson 


in.  Martha  Pearce 
m.  Elizabeth  Sanford 
m.  Mary  — 
2d— Martha 
Browned 


Samuel  Dyer,  son  of  William  and  Mary  Dyer,  was  born  about  the 
time  of  the  arrival  of  his  parents  in  America  in  1635.  He  married 
Ann,  dan.  of  Edward  Hutchinson  and  Catherine  Hamby.  He  was 
chosen  Conservator  of  the  Peace  in  Kingstown,  R.  I.  May  21,  1669,  and 
took  the  oath  of  allegiance  to  R.  I.  May  20,  1671.  He  died  in  1678  and 
his  estate  was  taxed  in  1680,  15  s.  6  d.  His  widow  married  Daniel  Ver- 
non Sept.  23, 1679  and  died  in  1717.  Her  will  dated  Jany.  1,  1717,  names 
her  son  Samuel  Vernon  as  executor.  She  gives  her  son  Samuel  Dyer 
5s.,  sons  Elisha,  Henry  and  Barrett  Dyer  £30  each,  son  Samuel  Vernon 
£45  and  dau.  Catherine  Vernon  £65. 


Samuel 

Nathaniel 

Edward 

Elisha 

Henry 

Barrett 

Ann 


b.   1670 


Children. 

m.  Aug.  9,  1688    Elizabeth  Parrott 
in.  Mary  Greene 


in.  1693  Carew  Clark 
199 


MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 

Edward  Dyer,  son  of  Samuel  Dyer  and  Ann  Hutchinson,  was  born 
in  Kingstown,  E.  I.  in  1670.  He  was  a  carpenter.  On  Feby.  9,  1691 
be  and  his  brother  Elisba  were  complained  of  by  their  step-father, 
Daniel  Vernon  of  Kingstown,  for  taking  possession  of  his  farm  at 
Aquidneset,  forcing  open  the  door  of  the  cellar,  etc.,  they  both  being 
non-residents. 

He  married  about  1697  Mary,  dau.  of  William  Greene  and  Mary 
Sayles.  On  Sept.  22,  1698  he  and  his  wife  signed  a  bond  at  Newport 
in  the  sum  of  £200  to  stand  by  the  arbitration  of  Thomas  Olney  and 
Weston  Clark  regarding  a  house  and  lot  in  Warwick  for  which  an  ac- 
tion had  been  commenced  by  Edward  Dyer  for  his  wife,  the  dau.  of 
William  Greene,  deceased,  against  Samuel  Greene,  to  whom  the  bond 
was  given.  On  Mar.  17,  1699,  he  and  his  wife  gave  a  receipt  to  uncle 
Samuel  Greene  for  £15,  and  also  for  £10  already  had  according  to  the 
award. 

Children. 

Edward      b.  Jany.  6,  1701 

Samuel        b.  m.  Tabitha  Niles 

William       b.  1705 

Samuel  Dyer,  son  of  Edward  Dyer  and  Mary  Greene,  was  born 
about  1703,  probably  at  Warwick,  B.  I.  He  married  Tabitha,  dau.  of 
Nathaniel  Niles? 

George  Dyer,  son  of  Samuel  Dyer  and  Tabitha  Niles,  was  born 
about  1730.    He  married  Anna,  dau.  of  Nichols. 

Sybil  Dyer,  dau.  of  George  Dyer  and  Anna  Nichols,  was  born  in 
Ehode  Island  Aug.  1,  1772.  She  married  Feby.  16,  1791  at  West  Green- 
wich, E.  I.  the  Eev.  Stutely  Carr,  and  died  Dec.  7,  1839,  having  borne 
sixteen  children.  "She  was  sick  two  weeks  in  great  distress,  but  had 
her  senses  the  most  of  the  time. ' ' 


William  Hutchinson  was  a  merchant  of  good  estate  from  Alford, 
in  Lincolnshire,  who  arrived  in  Boston  on  the  "Griffin",  Sept.  18, 
163 .  . ,  drawn  hither  by  admiration  of  the  Eev.  John  Cotton.  He  was 
admitted  to  the  First  Church  of  Boston  26th  of  8th  month,  and  his  wife 
2nd  of  9th  month,  1634.  He  was  made  freeman  March  4,  1635,  and  was 
at  once  chosen  representative  of  Boston  to  the  General  Court,  and  four 
courts  following. 

He  was  one  of  those  disarmed  in  1637,  and  in  order  to  enjoy  the 
religious  liberty  for  which  he  had  left  England  he  removed  to  Ehode 
Island,  where  he  was  chosen  Assistant  or  Magistrate  in  1639.  He  died 
in  1642  aged  about  52.  His  wife  Ann,  dau.  of  Francis  Marbury  and 
Bridget  Dryden  of  Alford,  Eng.,  was  "the  gifted  prophetess  of  the 
doleful  heresies  that  shook  and  almost  subverted  the  colony  of  Mass." 
(Savage.) 

200 


HUTCHINSON 

"Nothing  can  be  discovered  or  inferred  in  this  age,  from  an} 
known  record,  which  sullies  ber  matronly  or  ber  religious  character. 
She  must  bave  been  richly  endowed  with  gifts  of  wisdom  and  grace. 
She  displayed  no  worse  or  greater  religious  perversity  than  thai  of 
enthusiasm."  Josselyn  and  Weld  call  ber  the  "American  Jezebel." 
.Johnson  calls  her  "the  master  piece  of  woman's  wit."  Winthrop  in 
Oct.  Ifi.'Ki  writes:  "One  Mrs.  Hutchinson,  a  member  of  the  church  of 
Boston,  a  woman  of  a  ready  wit  ami  bold  spirit,  broughl  over  with 
her  two  dangerous  errors:  first,  that  the  person  of  the  Holy  Ghosl 
dwells  in  a  justified  person;  second,  thai  im  sanctification  can  belp  to 
evidence  to  us  our  justification."  "H  appeared  that  Gov.  Vane,  the 
magistrates  Coddington  and  Dummer,  and  the  ministers  Cotton  and 
Wheelwright,  with  the  large  majority  of  the  Boston  ( Ihurch,  made  com- 
mon cause  with  Mrs.  Hutchinson  about  justification."  "The  contest 
between  the  disputants  was  which  of  the  two,  sanctification  or  justifi- 
cation, was  the  cause  and  which  the  effect." 

After  the  disfranchisement  and  banishment  of  Mr.  Wheelwright, 
her  son-in-law,  Mrs.  Hutchinson  was  brought  to  trial  in  Nov.  1(i."!7  at 
Cambridge  before  the  General  Court,  charged  by  Gov.  Winthrop  "with 


HELEN     E.    CARR, 
Mrs.    Fisher. 


My    Wife's    Sisters. 
BERTHA    H.    CARR, 

Mrs.    Foskett. 


GRACE     M.    CARR, 
Mrs.  Child. 


201 


MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 

being  a  disturber  of  the  peace  of  the  Commonwealth  and  of  the 
Churches ;  with  promoting  the  opinions  which  had  caused  so  much 
trouble;  with  being  nearly  connected  by  affinity  and  sympathy  with 
those  already  censured ;  with  defaming  the  churches  and  ministers ;  with 
maintaining  a  meeting  at  her  house  which  was  neither  tolerable  nor 
comely  in  the  sight  of  God,  nor  fitting  for  her  sex."  The  trial  was  "one 
of  the  most  shameful  proceedings  recorded  in  the  annals  of  Protest- 
antism." "With  all  the  allowance  which  charity  can  devise  *  *  * 
the  treatment  of  Mrs.  H.  on  her  trial  deserves  the  severest  epithets  of 
censure." 

She  was  convicted  of  traducing  the  ministers  and  ministry  and  was 
banished.  The  same  court  for  fear  of  "some  sudden  irruption"  or- 
dered seventy-five  of  her  sympathizers,  who  had  dared  to  petition  the 
court  in  opposition  to  the  censure  of  Mr.  Wheelwright,  to  deliver  up  all 
guns,  pistols,  swords,  powder,  shot  and  match.  Among  the  names  are 
William  Hutchinson,  William  Dyer,  Samuel  Wilbore,  John  Porter  and 
William  Freeborn. 

"Her  three  great  failings  and  weaknesses  were  her  spiritual  pride, 
her  contempt  of  public  ordinances  and  her  censorious  tongue.  She 
was  puffed  up  by  her  intuitions  and  self  assurance ;  she  thought  no  min- 
istrations of  religious  counsel  could  be  equal  in  value  to  her  own,  and 
she  was  guilty  of  offensive  personalities."  "The  ministers  were  her 
most  jealous,  most  determined,  and  perhaps,  for  the  time,  most  proper 
opponents."  "But  allowing  all  just  exceptions,  she  was  still  a  high- 
minded  and  excellent  woman."  "She  appears  to  have  been  a  faithful 
wife  and  mother,  and  for  aught  that  can  now  be  discovered  she  was  a 
Christian  in  heart  and  in  life." 

Before  the  sentence  of  banishment  was  executed  Mrs.  H.  was  tried 
by  the  Church  for  gross  errors  to  the  number  of  thirty  on  March  15th 
and  March  22d,  1638  and  ' '  cast  out  of  the  church  for  impenitently  per- 
sisting in  a  manifest  lie. "  "  The  controversy  of  three  years '  contin- 
uance which  had  drawn  nearly  the  whole  of  the  believers  in  Boston, 
magistrates,  ministers,  women,  soldiers  and  the  common  multitude,  un- 
der the  banners  of  a  female  leader  was  thus  brought  to  an 
issue  by  imputing  deception  about  one  of  the  most  unintelligible  tenets 
of  faith  to  her,  who  could  not  be  circumvented  in  any  other  way." 

She  left  Boston  March  28,  1638  and  joined  her  friends  in  Provi- 
dence, the  asylum  of  many  of  those  who  had  been  disarmed  by  order 
of  the  court  in  Boston.  The  church  in  Boston  sent  a  committee  of  three 
to  the  Island  to  make  one  more  attempt  to  reclaim  Mrs.  H.,  but  they 
reported  small  success.  ' '  Mr.  H.  told  us  he  was  more  nearly  tied  to  his 
wife  than  to  the  church ;  he  thought  her  to  be  a  dear  saint  and  servant 
of  God." 

Soon  after  her  husband's  death  in  1642  she  with  all  her  remaining 
family,  except  her  daughter  Savage  and  son  Edward,  removed  to  a 
new  settlement  west  of  New  Haven  (near  Hell  Gate,  N.  Y.  Century  Cyc. 
of  Names)  where  all,  to  the  number  of  sixteen,  save  one  child  who  was 
taken  captive,  were,  without  provocation,  cruelly  slaughtered  by  the 
Indians. 

202 


HUTCHINSON 


<■hil.li-. 


Edward      1 

>.  ah. 

1613 

.1.   Aug. 

19, 

1675 

in. 

( 'at  herine  1  lam 

Richard 

,1.  1643 

Francis 

.1.   1643 

Faith 

.1.  1652 

in. 

'I'll. .mas  Savage 

Susanna 

.1.  1643 

in. 

John  <'ole 

Bridget 

.1.  1114:1 

in. 

Willis 

Zuriel  bapt. 

Mar. 

13,  1636 

Edward  Hutchinson,  son  of  William  Hutchinson  and  Ann  Mar- 
bury,  was  born  in  Eng.  about  Kilo.  He  came  to  Boston  with  the  Rev. 
John  Cotton  in  H>.">.">,  was  admitted  to  the  church  Aug.  LOth  and  made 
freeman  Sept.  3,  1034.  He  joined  the  Ancient  and  Honorable  Artillery 
Co.  in  1638  and  was  chosen  its  Captain  in  1057.  lie  was  elected  as 
representative  to  the  General  Court  in  1058  and  served  as  Captain  of 
cavalry  in  the  war  against  King  Philip,  in  which  he  was  wounded  in  a 
treacherous  assault  made  by  the  Indians  near  Brookfield  while  he  was 
marching  to  a  peaceful  meeting,  Aug.  2, 1675.  He  died  on  his  way  home 
at  Marlboro  Aug.  19,  1675  aged  62.  He  was  one  of  the  first  settlers  of 
Newport  in  1638,  but  bad  returned  to  Boston  and  "deserves  honor  for 
his  firmness  in  opposing  cruelty  to  the  Quakers. ' ' 

He  was  married  about  1636  to  Catherine  Hamby,  dau.  of  a  lawyer 
of  Ipswich,  Eng.  Sbe  was  admitted  to  the  church  Feby.  10,  1639  and 
died  about  1650.  He  married  second  Abigail,  dau.  of  widow  Alice 
Vermaies  of  Salem  and  widow  of  Robert  Britton.  Site  survived  him 
and  died  Aug.  10,  1689. 

Children. 

Elishua  bt.  Nov.  5,  1637  d.  young 

Elizabeth  b.  Nov.  10.  1639  m.  Edward  Winslow 

Elisha  bt.  Nov.  16,  1641,  being  13  days  old. 

Ann  b.  Nov.  17.  1643  d.  1717  m.  Samuel  Dyer 

William  bt.  Jany.  18,  1646       being  1  day  old  d.  young 

Catherine  b.  May  14.  1648  d.  soon 

Susanna  b.  June  10,  1649  m.  Nathaniel  Cod- 

\  .    T;   I       ■*■    dington, 
Ch.   of  wife  Abigail. 
b.  Jany.  1652 


Edward 

Catherine   b.  Feby.  13,  1653 


in.  Hannah  Hawkins 
m.  Henry  Bartholo- 
mew 
Benjamin    b.  June  22,  1656         .1.  before  his  father 
Hannah       b.  May  16,  1658  m.  Peter  Walker 

Ann  Hutchinson,  dau.  of  Edward  Hutchinson  and  Catherine  Ham- 
by,  was  baptized  Nov.  19,  1643,  being  two  days  old.  She  married  first 
Samuel  Dyer,  son  of  William  and  Mary  Dyer,  and  second  Daniel  Vernon 
Sept.  23,  1679.  Sbe  left  a  will  dated  Jany.  1,  1717,  which  was  proven 
the  same  year,  and  names  four  Dyer  children  and  two  Vernon  children. 


203 


MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 

Edward  Gbiswoijd  was  born  in  England  in  1607.  He  came  to  Wind- 
sor, Conn,  from  Kenilworth,  Warwickshire,  in  1639  with  his  brothers 
in  a  vessel  sent  out  by  Mr.  Wm.  Whiting,  and  in  company  with  the  Rev. 
Ephraim  Huit  and  others  who  settled  in  Windsor.  Here  he  had  a  cider 
press.  He  was  a  man  of  much  enterprise  and  influence.  His  brother 
Matthew  Avas  ancestor  of  two  governors.  In  March,  1663,  he  was  on 
com.  to  lay  out  the  undivided  lands  in  Simsbury.  He  was  a  large  land- 
holder. In  1664  he  removed  to  Killingworth.  First  mention  is  made 
in  1649  of  the  settlement  of  that  part  of  Windsor  known  as  Poquonnoc. 
Thomas  Holcomb,  John  Bartlett,  Edward,  Francis  and  George  Griswold, 
all  of  Windsor,  had  removed  thither,  and  the  court  ' '  taking  into  consid- 
eration the  many  dangers  that  these  families  are  in,  and  exposed  unto, 
by  reason  of  their  remote  living  from  neighbors  and  nearness  to  Indians 
freed  one  soldier  from  each  family  from  training  on  every 
training  clay  provided  that  the  man  which  tarries  at  home 

stands  about  the  aforesaid  houses  upon  his  sentinel  posture."  His  wife 
Margaret  died  in  Killingworth  Aug.  23,  1670,  and  he  m.  2nd,  Sarah, 
widow  of  James  Bemis  of  New  London.    He  died  about  1690. 

Children. 
Edward 

Francis  d.  1671  at  Norwich. 

George  d.  Sept.  3,  1704  m.  Mary  Holcomb 

John  d.  1642 

Sarah,  b.  in  Eng\,  m.  Sam'l  Phillips;  2d,  Nathaniel  Pinney. 

Ann,  b.  in  America,  bapt.  June  19,  1642. 

Mary,  b.  Oct.  5.  bapt.  Oct.  13,  1644;  m.  Timothy  Phelps. 

Deborah,  b.  and  bapt.  June  28,  1646;  m.  Samuel  Buel. 

Joseph,  b.  and  bapt.  March  2,  1647. 

Samuel,  b.  and  bapt.  Nov.  18.  1649 ;  d.  July  6,  1672. 

John,  b.  and  bapt.  Aug.  15,  1652  ;  d.  Aug.  17,  1717  ;  m.  Mary - ; 

2d,  Bathsheba . 

John  Griswold,  son  of  Edward  and  Margaret,  was  born  in  Wind- 
sor Aug.  15,  1652  and  baptized  the  same  clay.  He  went  to  Killingworth 
with  his  father  in  1664.  He  was  a  man  of  property,  intelligence  and 
influence,  and  a  deacon  in  the  church  of  Killingworth.  He  married 
Mary  ,  who  died  Oct.  27,  1679,  and  he  married  second  Bathsheba, 

who  died  in  1736.  He  died  Aug.  7,  1717,  and  his  inventory  was  pre- 
sented Oct.  7,  1717.  He  gave  his  lands  to  his  sons,  Samuel,  Joseph, 
Benjamin  and  Walter. 

Children. 

Mary  b.  Feby.  1,  1673 

Margaret  b.  Dec.  10,  1675 

Hannah  b.  Oct.  25,  1677 

John  b.  Sept.  22,  1679  '       d.  Dec.  27,  1679. 


204 


GRISWOLD 

Dorothy 

b. 

May  1,  168] 

died  young. 

Bathsheba 

b. 

Dec.  5,   1682 

HI. 

Daniel  Chirk. 

Samuel 

b. 

Apl.  4,  1685 

111. 

Sarah 

Lucy 

b. 

July  4,  1686 

Martha 

b. 

June  1,  1689 

d.  Mar.  17,  1690 

Joseph 

b. 

Sept,  26,  l(i!)0 

111. 

Temperance    Ijay 

1  ienjamin 

b. 

Sept.  26,  1690 

III. 

Abigail  Norton. 

Dorothy 

b. 

Sept.  23,  1692 

Martha 

b. 

June  16,  1694 

1  >aniel 

b. 

Oct.  25,  1696 

III. 

Jerusha  Stevens. 

Walter 

h. 

Mar.  7,  1700 

III. 

Sarah  Wight. 

Daniel  Griswold,  son  of  John  and  Bathsheba,  was  born  in  Kil- 
lingworth  Oct.  25, 1696.    He  married  Jerusha  Stevens  March  9,  L721. 

Children. 
Daniel         b.  1722  m.  Mary  Bushel. 

Bathsheba  b.  Oct.  2:!.  1737 
Samuel        b.  d.  Apl.  17.  1745 

Daniel  B.  Griswold,  son  of  Daniel  Griswold  and  Jerusha  Stevens, 
was  born  in  Killingworth  in  1722.  He  married  Mary  Bushel  Oct.  22, 
1750.  He  owned  a  coasting  vessel  and  did  an  extensive  business  be- 
tween Conn,  and  the  West  Indies. 

Children. 

m.  Wakely 

d.  Mar.  22,  1843         m.  Asenath  Ilurd 


Jerusha 

b. 

Aug.  20,  1751 

Mary 

h. 

Mar.  25,  1753 

Daniel 

b. 

Jany.  17,  1756 

Edward 

b. 

Peby.  11,  1758 

Beulah 

b. 

Oct.  20,  1760 

Francis 

b. 

Aug.  11,  1762 

John 

b. 

June  7.  1764 

Ann 

b. 

Apl.  12,  1766 

Sarah 

b. 

Nov.  5,  1768 

Aaron 

b. 

Nov.  1,  1770 

Simeon 

b. 

Oct.  13,  1771 

William 

b. 

Mar.  14,  1776. 

Edward  Griswold,  son  of  Daniel  Griswold  and  Mary  Bushel,  was 
born  in  Killingworth,  Feby.  11,  1758.  He  was  a  sea  captain,  and  then 
a  soldier  in  the  Revolutionary  Army.  After  peace  was  declared  his 
wife  prevailed  upon  him  to  abandon  his  sea-faring  life  and  to  go  west. 
They  settled  in  Fairfield,  Herkimer  Co.,  N.  Y.  where  their  younger 
children  were  born.  In  1802  they  removed  to  Dryden,  where  lie  bought 
Oct.  16,  1805  Lot  39,  containing  640  acres,  being  the  N.  E.  quarter  of 
Dryden  Village  for  $2250.  He  was  a  man  of  considerable  means  for 
those  days,  and  was  prosperous.  He  gave  the  land  for  both  the  village 
churches.  He  was  short  and  thick-set  in  his  body,  and  honorable  and 
upright  in  his  character.  He  married  Asenath  Hard,  June  19,  ITS.'!, 
and  died  March  22,  1843,  as  appears  on  his  monument  in  the  Dryden 
cemetery.     She  was  born  1757  and  died  1852. 

205 


MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 
Children. 


(These  names  are  not  in  order.) 


Abram 

Charles 
Edward 
Nathan 

Asenath       was  third  child. 
Polly 

Jerusha       m.  Bartholo- 
mew 
These  were  parents  of  Daniel  Bartholomew  and  Mrs.  Sarah  E.  Peek,  who 
was  mother  of  Mrs.  L.  G.  Cobb,  Mr.  Ernest  Peck  and  Mrs.  John  Doll. 

Nancy  b.  Sept,  15,  1790 

Nancy  Griswold  was  bom  Sept.  15,  1790,  m.  Capt.  George  Carr 
and  died  at  N.  Almond,  Allegany  Co.,  N.  Y.  at  the  house  of  her  eldest 
daughter,  Mrs.  Marietta  Carr  Karr,  Aug.  10,  1878.  She  was  the  mother 
of  seven  children. 


fill! '  fflliraflfliiiiilllllM^^ 


Birthplace   of    my    Wife    and    her    Mother,    Lisbon,    Conn. 


206 


CLARK 
Benjamin  Clark  was  father  of 
Theophilus  Clark,  of  Preston.  VI.,  who  married  Martlia- 


riicir  children   were 


Nathaniel  b.   Mar.  29  1730 

Theophilus  b.  .Mar.  30  1732 

Adam  b.  Mar.  5  17:i4 

Benjamin  b.  May  Hi  17:58 

Jonas  b.  Sept.  9  1741 

Stephen  b.  V\'hy  1  1744 

Reuben  b.  July  4  1747 


m.  Thankful  Gates 
m.  Bethiah  Burnham 

in.  Mehitabel    

in.  Betsey  Stoddard 


Theophilus  Clark  was  born  Mar.  .''»(),  17.'!'_\  married  Bethiah  Burn- 
ham,  Jany.  L3,  17f><>.  Ee  lived  in  Canterbury  and  was  quartermaster. 
(See  page  6  of  Conn.  Men  in  Revolution.) 

<  Ihildren. 
Martha         b.  Aug.  6  1757 
Lucy  b.  May  6   1759 

Seth  b.  Sept.  11    1762 

Seth  Clark,  born  Sept.  11,  L762,  in.  Olive  Palmer  and  died  Feby. 
23,  1838.    They  Lie  buried  in  the  cemetery  of  Canterbury,  Conn. 


Capt. 
Seth  Clark 

Died 
Feb.  23  1838 

in  the 

76   year   of 

his  aae 


Seth  b.  June  12  1786 

John  M.        1).  June  1788 
Guy  C.  b.  May  1790 

Rev.  Luther  b.  May  1792 
Olive  P.         b.  May  1794 
Bethia  D.     b.  Apl  19  1797 
Eunice  S.      b.  May  21   1800 
Dr.  Peter  M.b.  July  4  1802 
Thomas  A.    b.  Sept.  7  1804 
Charles  P.     b.  Dec.  10  1806 
Rev.  Henry  b.  Nov.    12   1810 
Blihu  1).  Auir.   28   1812 


Olive 

wife  of 

Capt.  Seth  Clark 

Died 

June  19,  1834 

in  the  68  year 

of  her 

age 


< ihildren. 

(1.  Peby  25  1878 

d.  18.35 

(I.  1832 

(1.  1845 

d.  1834 

,1.  1882 

d.  1881 

d.  1828 

d.  Jany  12  1877 

d.  1886 

d.  Mav  22  1888 


in.  Abigail  Davenport 

in.   Amelia  Clark 

in.  Marinus  Parker 
in.  John  Bullard 

m.  Sarah  Morev 

m.  Mary 


207 


MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 


Thomas  Adams  Clark,  born  Sept.  7,  1804,  was  a  farmer  of  Lisbon, 
Conn.,  occupying  the  farm  previously  owned  by  his  wife's  father.  He 
was  a  member  of  the  Conn.  Legislature  in  1858.  He  m.  Mar.  23,  1826, 
Sarah,  clau.  of  Robert  Morey  and  Catherine  Ginedo  and  died  Jany. 
12,  1877. 

Children. 

m.  Sarah  Wheeler 
m.  Geo.  Norman  Carr 


Thomas 

b.  Dec.  26  1830 

d.  Jany  12  1894 

Sarah 

b.  July  29  1832 

d.  June  20  1865 

Sarah  Clark  Avas  born  in  Lisbon,  Conn.,  July  29,  1832.  She  was 
m.  to  Geo.  Norman  Carr,  Jany.  23,  1856,  bore  him  two  daughters  and 
died  June  20,  1865. 


SARAH     MOREY     CLARK.  THOS.     ADAMS     CLARK. 

My   Wife's   Grandmother   and   Grandfather. 


208 


PALMEE 


Waltbb  Palmeb  was  made  freeman  in  Charlestown  May  It,  L634. 
Ee  was  town  clerk  in  L638.  He  removed  to  Rehoboth  and  was  deputy 
in  1645,  his  property  being  valued  at  6419  in  L643.  In  L652  he  removed 
to  Southerton  (Stonington)  and  died  there  Nov.  L9,  L661.  After  the 
death  of  his  firsl  wife  Ann,  he  m.  about  L632  Rebecca  Short. 

Children  by  first  wife:  Grace,  who  m.  Thomas  Minor;  John,  William, 
Jonas,  and  Elizabeth,  who  m.  Thomas  Sloan. 


By   second   wife. 


Hannah 


I..  June  Hi  1634 


Elihu  b.  Jany  24  1636 

Nehemiah  b.  Nov.  27  16:57 

Moses  b.  Apl  6  1640 

Benjamin  b.  Mar.  30  1642 
Gershom 
Rebecca 


1665 


in.  Tlios.   1 1 1- w  i 1 1   or 
Tlnct 

in.   Ilannali  Stanton 
in.  I )orothy  Gilbert 

in.  Ann   Denison 
in.  Klisha  Chesbrough 
2nd  John  1  Baldwin 


Jonas  Palmer,  son  of  Walter  and  Ann  Palmer,  1 
and  died  June  22,  1709.  His  will,  proved  duly  6,  1709 
Daniel  Carpenter,  John  Ormsbee  and  Preserved  Abel] 
both,  May  3,  1655,  Elizabeth  dau.  of  Francis  (Jrissi 
Charlestown.  She  was  buried  in  Rehoboth,  Feby.  11, 
9,  1692,  he  m.  2nd,  Abigail  Carpenter,  widow  of  John 
March  5,  1709. 

Children  by  first  wife. 

Nov.  8  1657 
Nov.  22  1659 
Mar.  29,  1662 
Feby.  23  1663 


ived  at  Rehoboth 

was  witnessed  by 
.  He  in.  in  Reho- 
11  (Griswold)   of 

1691-2,  and  Nov. 

Titus.     She  died 


Hannah 

b. 

Samuel 

b. 

Jonas 

b. 

Mary 

b. 

Elizabeth 

Martha 

b. 

John  French 
Elizabeth  Kinsley 
Elizabeth  Kenrick 
Joseph  Daggett 


Grace 


Julv   6   1666 


b.  Oct.  1  1668 


in.  Joseph  Titus,  son    of  John  Titus  and 
Abigail  Carpenter 

m.  James  Carpenter, 
son  of  Samuel  Car- 
penter and  Sarah 
Readway. 


Jonas  Palmer,  son  of  Jonas  Palmer  and  Elizabeth  Griswold  was 
born  in  Rehoboth,  Mar.  29,  1662.  He  removed  to  Windham,  Conn,  and 
died  there  Sept.  19,  1730.  His  will  was  proved  Oct.  5,  1730.  He  m.  in 
Rehoboth,  May  28,  1689,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  George  Kenrick  and  Ruth 
is  b.  in  Rehoboth,  Sept.  12,  1661,  and  d.  in  Windham, 

Children  : 

Feby  29  1688-9 
Sept.  14  1691 
Mar.  20  1692-3 
Nov.   14   1694 
Apl.  28  1696 
Mar.  27  1698 
Jany.  19  1699-00 


Bowen.     She 

Wi 

Aug.  5,  1725. 

Rebecca 

b. 

Elizabeth 

b. 

Jonathan 

b. 

Gershom 

b. 

Hannah 

b. 

Ruth 

b. 

Elihu 

b. 

m. 

Thomas  Read 

m. 

John  Spencer 

m. 

Sarah 

in. 

Hannah    Spencer 

m. 

John  Read 

m. 

Abigail  Robinson 

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MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 

Elihu  Palmer,  b.  Jany.  19,  1699-00,  in  Behoboth  was -m.  in  Wind- 
bam,  Sept.  30, 1725  to  Abigail,  dau.  of  Peter  Eobinson  and  Ruth  Fuller, 
who  d.  Dec.  29, 1765,  aged  65.    He  d.  July  22, 1764. 


Children : 

Amasa 

b.  July  13  1726 

d.  Apl.  30  1727 

Elihu 

b.  Feby  9  1727-8 

d.  1810 

Abigail 

b.  Jany  9  1729-30 

d.  Mar  13  1730 

Jonah 

b.  July  23  1731 

in.  Abiah 

Abigail 

b.  Mar  26  1733 

m.  Peter  Robinson 

Rhoda 

b.  Sept  6  1735 

d.  Feby  14  1738 

Amasa 

b.  Aug  29  1737 

Elihu  Palmer,  b.  Feby.  9,  1727-8,  in  Scotland  Parish  was  m.  Aug. 
11,  1752  to  Lois  dau.  of  Nathan  Foster  of  Stafford,  Conn. 


Children. 

Eunice 

b.  June  4  1753 

d.  Oct  18  1754 

Thaddeus 

b.  Aug  16  1754 

d.  Sept  5  1754 

Eunice 

b.  Aug  25  1755 

m. 

Josiah  Smith 

Hannah 

b.  July  1,  1757 

m. 

Jonathan  Pellet 

Thaddeus 

b.  June  22  1759 

in. 

Thankful   Cleve- 
land 

Lois 

b.  Apl  20  1761 

m. 

John   Kendall 

A  child 

1).  June  4  1763 

d.  June  4  1763 

Elihu 

b.  Aug  7  1764 

Olive 

b.  Oct  22  1766 

m. 

Seth  Clark 

Nathan 

b.  Apl  6  1769 

m. 

Jerusha  Barstow 

Olive  Palmer  was  born  in  Scotland,  Conn.,  Oct.  22,  1766.  She  m. 
Seth  Clark  in  1785  and  died  in  Canterbury,  June  19,  1834,  having  borne 
him  twelve  children. 


Reginald  Foster  was  born  in  England  about  1595.    He  married,  1st 

,  2nd  Judith who  d.  Oct.  1664  and  3rd,  Mrs.  Sarah 

(White)   Martin,  widow  of  John,  on  Sept.  19,  1665.     He  resided  at 
Ipswich,  Mass.  and  died  there  in  1681. 


Sarah  b.  1620 

Abraham      b.  1622 
Isaac  b.  1630 


William 
Jacob 


b.  1633 
b.  1635 


Reginald       b.  1636 


Children. 


m.  William  Storey 
m.  Lydia  Burbank 
m.  Mary  Jackson 
2d   Hannah   Douring 
3d  Martha  Hale 
m.  Mary  Jackson  ( ?) 
m.  Martha  Kinsman 
2d  Abigail  Lord 
m.  Elizabeth  Dane 


210 


FOSTER 


Abraham  Foster  was  born  in  lOxeter,  Devonshire,  Eng.  in  ]'>'_''_'.  In 
1655  lie  m.  Lydia,  dau.  of  Caleb  Burbank  and  resided  at  [pswich,  where 
he  died  Jany.  25,  1711.     When  giving  his  deposition,  Sept.  26,  L698,  he 

was  stated  to  be  7(i  years  of  a,i>o.     He  distributed  his  estate  by  d I, 

Dec.  21, 1698.    Caleb  Burbank  is  supposed  to  have  been  the  son  of  John 
Burbank,  freeman  of  Rowley,  Mar.  13,  1640,  whose  will  dated  A 


16S 


•'. 


^1  names 

wif( 

■  Jemima  and  el 

i 

i.  John,  C 
Ihildren. 

aleb  and 

I, Yd 

ia. 

Ephraim 

b. 

Oct.  9  1657 

111. 

Hannah  Kami's 
2d  Mary  West 

Abraham 

b. 

Oct.  16  1659 

111. 

Mary   Robinson 

James 

I.. 

Jany  12  1662 

Isaac 

b. 

Dec.  27  1668 

d.  Feby 

13  1717 

Benjamin 

b. 

1670 

III. 

Ann    

Ebenezer 

1). 

July  15  1672 

III. 

.Mary   1  ioriiian 

Mehitable 

h. 

Oct.  12  1675 

111. 

Ebenezer  Averill 

Caleb 

1). 

Nov.  9  1677 

111. 

Mary  Sherwin 

Ruth 

b. 

111. 

Jeremiah  Perley 

Abraham  Foster  was  born  in  Ipswich,  Oct.  15,  1659.  He  m.,  Nov. 
15,  1693,  Mary,  dau.  of  Robert  Robinson  of  Newbury.  He  was  a 
soldier  in  the  military  service  of  the  colony  "and  was  wounded  in  the 
public  service  and  is  to  receive  £8  out  of  the  public  treasury  for  'smart 
money.'  '      He  resided  at  Ipswich  and  Topsfield  and  died  May  23,  1741. 

( Jhildren. 

m.   Sarah    Dunnell 
m.  Hannah   Standish 
in.  Hannah  Black 
2nd    Elizabeth  Davis 


Abraham 
Nathan 

Daniel 


b.  June  12  1696 
b.  May  17  1700 
b.  Api  13  1705 


Nathan  Foster  was  born  at  Ipswich,  Mass.,  May  17,  1700.  He  re- 
moved to  Stafford,  Conn,  in  1720  and  m.,  Nov.  13,  1724,  Hannah,  dau.  of 
Dea.  Josiah  and  Sarah  Standish.    He  died  May  26,  1753. 

Children, 
b.  Oct.  12  1725 


Mary 

Nathan 

Hannah 

Lois 

Eunice 

Mehitable 

Phebe 

Sarah 

Daniel 

Asa 

Standish 


b.  May  27  1728 

b.  Apl.  15  1730 
b.  Jany  7  1732-3 
b.  Feby  29   1733-4 
b.  Feby  20  1737-8 
b.  Mar  1  1739-40 
b.  Jany  4  1742 
b.  July  22  1744 


b.  July  15  1746 
b.  Febv  24  1749 


m.  Josiah  Standish 

Rood 
m.  Elizabeth  Lans- 

ford 

m Aldcn 

m.  Elihu  Palmer 
m.  Elijah  Parish 
m.  Silas  Lilly 

m Crittenden 

m.  Jonathan  Lilly 
m.  Kezia  Sawyer 
2nd  Welthea  Almira 

La  dd 
m.  Iluldah  Wheeler 
2nd   Eliza  Thompson 
m.  Sarah  Spanlding 


Lois  Foster,  dau.  of  Nathan  Foster  and  Hannah  Standish  was  born 
Jany.  7,  1732-3  and  m.  Elihu  Palmer  of  Scotland,  Conn.  Aug.  11,  1752, 
and  bore  him  ten  children. 

211 


MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 

Myles  Standish  was  born  in  Lancashire,  Eng.  about  1584.  He  died 
at  Duxbury,  Mass.,  Oct.  3,  1656.  He  served  in  the  Netherlands  as  a 
soldier  and  came  in  the  Mayflower  to  Plymouth  in  1620.  He  was  ap- 
pointed captain  by  the  Pilgrims  and  defeated  the  Indians  at  Weymouth 
in  1623.  He  was  sent  to  England  by  the  colony  in  1625,  and  later  was 
a  settler  and  magistrate  in  Duxbury.  His  name  and  fame  were  made 
immortal  by  Longfellow  two  hundred  years  after  his  death.  His  first 
wife,  Eose  died  Jany.  29,  1621,  and  in  1628  he  married  his  cousin  Bar- 
bara Standish.    They  had  six  children : 

(1)  Alexander  d.  1702;  m.  Sarah  Alden  dau.  of  John  and  Priscilla, 
2d  Desire  Doty  wid.  of  Israel  Holmes.  (2)  Miles  who  moved  to  Boston  and 
m.  19  July  1660  Sarah  a  dau.  of  John  Winslow.  He  d.  Apl.  5  1663.  (3)  Capt. 
Josiah  of  N.  Bridgewater  and  Norwich,  Conn.,  born  1634  m.  Mary  dau.  of 
John  Dingley,  2d  Sarah  dau.  of  Sam'l  Allen  of  Braintree.  (4)  Lora  d.  unm. 
(5)  Charles  d.  young.     (6)  John  d.  young. 


Josiah  Standish  was  born  1634,  m.  Dec.  19,  1654,  Mary,  dau.  of 
John  Dingley  of  Marshfield.  She  died  in  1655.  He  removed  to  East 
Bridgewater,  was  Lieut,  there,  returned  to  Duxbury  in  1663,  was  Select- 
man, Deputy  and  Capt. ;  removed  to  Norwich,  Conn.  1686  and  bought 
150  acres  of  John  Parker  in  1687.  He  m.  2nd,  Sarah,  dau.  of  Samuel 
Allen  of  Braintree. 

Children : 

Miles  m.  Mehitabel  Adams  Dec.  5  1700 

Josiah  m.  Sarah 

Samuel  m.  Deborah  Gates  June  5  1710 

Israel  m.  Elizabeth  Richards  Feby  8  1704-5 

Mary  m.  James  Cary 

Lois  m.  Hugh   Calkins 

Mehitabel,  Martha  and  Mercv 


Josiah  Standish,  son  of  Josiah  Standish  and  Sarah  Allen,  was 
born  about  1675.  He  was  a  deacon  in  Stafford,  Conn,  and  died  Mar.  or 
May  26, 1753.    His  wife,  Sarah,  died  Jany.  or  June  16, 1741. 

They  had  Eleazer,  Jehoden,  Mehitabel  (m.  Rood)  Sarah  (m.  Howard) 
Hannah  (m.  Foster)  and  Mercy  (m.  Perkins). 


Hannah  Standish  was  born  in  1706.    She  m.  Nov.  13,  1724,  Nathan 
Poster  and  resided  in  Stafford,  Conn.    She  had  eleven  children. 

212 


GEORGE     NORMAN     CARR, 
My  Wife's  Father. 


SARAH    CLARK    CARR, 
My   Wife's    Mother. 


213 


MY  WIPE'S  ANCESTOKS 

Eoger  Mowry  or  Morey  was  by  tradition  a  cousin  of  Roger  Wil- 
liams and  lived  in  the  same  places :  Plymouth,  Salem  and  Providence, 
and  perhaps  came  with  him  from  England.  He  was  made  freeman 
May  18,  1631.     He  was  a  member  of  the  church  in  Salem  in  1636. 

Jany.  20,  1637  it  was  agreed  with  Roger  Mowry,  neat  herd,  by  the 
town  of  Salem  that  he  should  begin  the  keeping  of  the  town's  cattle  the 
fifth  of  the  second  month  (April)  and  to  so  continue  eight  months  with 
the  help  of  another  sufficient  man.  He  was  to  be  ready  at  the  pen  gate 
an  hour  after  sunrise  each  day  to  take  them.  Those  who  did  not  have 
their  cattle  ready  were  to  bring  them  after  the  herd.  He  was  to  have 
seven  shillings  per  head  of  all  except  bulls  to  be  paid  in  four  equal  pay- 
ments and  always  one  fourth  beforehand. 

1637,  Feby.  20,  he  had  50  acres  laid  out.  Mar.  25,  1642  he  and 
Lawrence  Southwick  agreed  to  keep  the  cows  as  last  year  except  wages 
which  were  to  be  five  shillings  per  head.  In  1643  he  moved  to  Providence 
and  was  made  freeman  in  1655.  The  same  year  he  was  appointed  to 
keep  a  house  of  entertainment. 

July  29, 1656  he  entered  10  ankers  of  liquors  and  same  year  3  ankers 
of  rum  and  2  bbls.  of  sack.  In  1658  he  bought  four  acres  of  Robert 
Colwell  and  was  chosen  Commissioner.  Oct.  12,  1659  Roger  Mowry  of 
Providence  and  Mary,  his  wife,  being  the  eldest  daughter  of  John 
Johnson,  late  of  Roxbury,  deceased,  for  £60  deeded  to  Wm.  Parkes  one- 
sixth  part  of  the  estate  of  said  J.  J.  devised  to  them  by  his  will  dated 
July  30,  1659.  Jany.  21,  1660-1  Isaac  Heath  of  Roxbury  died  and  by 
his  will  gave  20s.  to  his  kinswoman,  Mary  Mowry. 

Jany.  1,  1664  Elizabeth  Heath  of  Roxbury,  widow  of  Isaac,  gave 
10s.  to  Mary  Mowry  and  the  same  to  Thomas  Mowry,  her  son.  In 
1669  administration  of  his  estate  Avas  refused  to  Mary  Mowry  because 
his  property  would  not  discharge  his  debts  and  legacies.  The  Town 
Council  gave  her  £20  of  the  estate  to  help  relieve  her  old  age  and  for 
good  reason  to  them  appearing.  Sept.  5, 1671  she  sold  to  Stephen  Paine 
of  Rehoboth  the  house,  outhousing,  three  house  lots  and  commoning. 

Jany.  29,  1679  his  widow,  now  widow  of  John  Kingsley,  was  buried 
at  Rehoboth. 

Children. 


Roger 

bapt.  Apl.  21, 1637 

d. 

young 

Jonathan 

bp.  Apl.  21,  1637 

d. 

1708 

m.  Mary   Bartlett, 

w 

idow  of  Richard  Foster,  2nd — Hannah 

Bethiah 

bp.  June  17,  1638 

m.  George   Palmer 
1660 

Mary 

bp.  Jany.  16,  1640 

Elizabeth 

bp.  Jany.  20,  1643 

Nathaniel 

b.  1644 

d. 

Mar.  24,  1718 

m.  Joanna  Inman 

John 

d. 

1690 

m.  Mary    

Mehitable 

m.  Eldad  Kingsley, 
2nd  Timothy  Brooks 

Joseph 

b.  1647 

d. 

May  27,  1716 

m.  Mary  Wilbur 

Benjamin 

b.  May  8.  1649 

d. 

1719 

m.  Martha  Hazard 

Thomas 

b.  July  19,  1652 

d. 

Dec.  25,  1717 

m.  Susanna  Newell 

Hannah 

b.  Sept.  28,  1656 

d. 

1718 

in.  Penj.  Sherman 

214 


MOWRY 

Benjamin  Mowry,  son  of  Roger  Mowry  and  Mary  Johnson,  was 
bom  in  Providence  May  8,  and  was  baptized  May  20,  L649.  Be  married 
about  L677  Martha,  dau.  of  Thomas  and  Martha  Hazard  and  widow  of 
Ichabod  Potter.  In  the  will  of  Isaac  Heath  of  Roxbury  dated  Jany.  19, 
16(50-1  he  says,  "If  Benjamin  Mowry  duly  serves  out  his  time,  my  will 
is  that  at  the  end  of  his  time  he  shall  receive  £5."  At  Kingstown  Oct. 
31,  KJ77  he  was  one  of  those  to  whom  were  granted  500  acres  to  he  called 
East  Greenwich.  Sept.  (!,  KIS7  he  was  taxed  .'is  2d.  His  brother  Joseph 
in  his  will  made  in  1716  nave  him  C>  per  annum  in  wearing  apparel  for 
life,  and  to  cousin  (nephew)  Joseph  Mowry,  son  of  Benjamin,  tl().  He 
survived  his  brother  three  years  and  died  in  1719. 

Children  : 

Roger  d.  1719 

Joseph  (I    1718  m.  Sarah 

Benjamin  d.  1719  (?) 

John  d.  1718  m.  Mary 

Joseph  Mowry,  son  of  Benjamin  Mowry  and  Martha  Hazard,  was 
born  probably  in  Portsmouth  about  1680.  With  bis  brothers  Benjamin 
and  Roger,  all  of  Point  Judith,  he  received  Apl.  16,  L698  for  love,  etc. 
from  their  half-brother  Ichabod  Potter,  a  deed  to  a  right  of  land  in 
Narragansett,  which  grantor  bought  from  his  (step)  grandfather,  John 
Albro  of  Portsmouth.  He  died  in  1718  leaving  a  will  dated  Oct.  2,  1718 
and  proved  Dec.  11,  1718,  which  names  his  wife  Sarah  and  son  Robert 
as  executors,  and  gives  his  land  to  his  four  sons,  Robert,  Joseph,  Ben- 
jamin and  Roger,  and  to  dau.  Mary  £50  at  eighteen  or  marriage;  and  to 
his  wife  the  use  and  profit  of  his  moveables  while  widow.  His  inventory 
made  Nov.  6,  1718  mentions  19  calves  at  Seaside  Farm,  It)  yearlings, 
11  cows  and  heifer,  6  mares,  8  colts,  other  cattle  and  horses,  5  swine, 
2  spinning  wheels,  etc. 

Children,  born  in  South  Kingstown. 

Mary  b.  Oct.  18,  1704 

Robert  b.  Aug.  31,  1706  m.  Sarah  Hazard 

Joseph  b.  Aug.  24,  1708 

Benjamin  b.  May  2,  1710 

Roger  b.  July  2,  1712 

Martha  b.  Dee.  5,  1714 

Sarah  b.  Aug.  31,  1717 

Robert  Morey,  son  of  Joseph  and  Sarah  Morey,  was  born  in  So. 
Kingstown,  R.  I.  Aug.  31,  1706.  He  lived  in  Westerly  and  married  Oct. 
24,  1728  Sarah,  dau.  of  Jeremiah  Hazard  and  Sarah  Smith.  He  died 
Feby.  19,  1796.    He  had  at  death  one  child,  Robert. 

Robert  Morey,  son  of  Robert  Morey  and  Sarah  Hazard,  was  born 
probably  in  Westerly,  R.  I.  about  1736.  He  married  Catherine  Ginedo 
March  23,  1758.  He' died  Mav  6,  1793  in  the  57th  year  of  his  age.  She 
was  born  Sept.  10, 1738  and  died  Jan.  22,  1828.  The  Ginedo  Bible  is  pre- 
served by  Miss  Ruth  Browning  of  Francis,  Fla. 

215 


MY  WIFE'S 

ANCESTORS 

Children. 

Eobert 

b. 

Dec.  24,  1758 

m. 

Ruth  Browning 

Lewis 

b. 

Oct.  24,  1760 

Sarah 

b. 

Oct.  10,  1762 

m. 

Jeremiah  Brown- 
ing 

Hazard 

b. 

Nov.  20.  1764 

Catharine 

b. 

Jany.  10,  1767 

m. 

William  T.  Brown- 
ing 

Elizabeth 

b. 

Mar.  25,  1770 

m. 

Samuel  Browning 

Joshua  b.  Aug.  10,  1772 

Joseph  b.  Aug.  27,  1774 

Susanna        b.  Aug.  2,  1779 


d.  Sept.  9  1802 


"Robert  Morey,  son  of  Eobert  Morey  and  Catharine  Ginedo,  was 
born,  probably  in  Westerly,  Dec.  24,  1758  on  Sabbath  morning  at  four 
o  'clock.  He  wTas  a  ship  carpenter.  He  married  May  14,  1786  Ruth,  dau. 
of  Jeremiah  and  Ruth  Browning.  He  moved  to  Lisbon,  Conn,  and  died 
Nov.  3,  1849. 

Children. 


Eunice 
Ruth 
Ephraim 
Catharine 

Sarah 


b.  Jany.  28,  1795 
b.  Mar.  3.  1797 
b.  July  11,  1798 
b.  Peby.  13,  1803 

b.  Dec.  19,  1805 


m.  Rouse  Browning 
m.  Emily  Brayman 
m.  Samuel  S.  Brown- 
ing 
m.  Thomas  A.  Clark 


Sarah  Morey,  dau.  of  Robert  Morey  and  Ruth  Browning,  w7as  born 
in  Lisbon,  Conn.  Dec.  19,  1805.  She  was  married  March  23,  1826  to 
Thomas  Adams  Clark,  and  died  April  — ,  1895,  and  lies  buried  in  the 
cemetery  in  Jewett  City,  Conn.,  having  borne  two  children.  She  visited 
Chicago  in  1886  and  spent  nearly  a  year  at  4224  Langley  avenue. 


John  Johnson  of  Roxbury,  through  his  son  Capt.  Isaac  Johnson 
who  fell  in  the  Great  Narragansett  Fight,  and  his  daughter  Mary,  who 
married  Roger  Mowry,  is  a  common  ancestor  of  Lyman  May  Paine  and 
Geneva  Carr  Paine  in  the  ninth  generation. 


216 


HAZARD 

Thomas  Hazabd,  b.  L610,  d.  L680,  was  a  ship  carpenter  in  Boston 
in  1  (>.'!.">.  His  wife  Martha  died  in  L669  and  he  in.  second,  in  L675,  Martha 
(d.  1693 ),  widow  o!'  'I'lu  in  ins  Sheriff,  lie  was  made  freeman  in  Boston, 
Mar.  '2'),  1636,  and  admitted  inhahitanl  of  Aquidneck,  L638.  With  eight 
others  lie  signed  a  compact,  Apl.  28,  L639,  preparatory  to  settlement  of 
Newport.  "It  is  agreed  by  us  whose  hands  are  underwritten  to  propa 
gate  a  plantation  in  the  midst  of  the  island  or  elsewheres  and  to  engage 
ourselves  to  bear  equal  charge,  answerable  to  our  strength  and  estates 
in  common;  and  that  our  determination  shall  be  by  major  voices  of 
judge  and  elders,  the  judge  to  have  a  double  voice."  lie  was  named 
at  Newport,  June  5,  1639,  as  one  of  four  proportioners  of  land,  lie  was 
at  Newtown,  Long  Island  for  a  short  time. 

1666,  Dec.  10,  he  deeded  Thomas  Sheriff  a  house,  orchard  30  acres, 
etc.  in  Portsmouth,  R.  I.  for  £20,  reserving  an  estate  for  his  own  life; 
then  to  said  Thomas  and  his  wife  Martha  for  their  lives;  then  to  their 
second  son,  John  Sheriff.  In  1<i74  he  testified,  calling  his  age  64.  In 
1675  he  recorded  a  declaration  : 

''This  is  to  notify  all  men  whom  it  may  concern,  whereas  there  is  promise  el' 


LYMAN    MAY    PAINE. 

At   Amherst   College, 

Class  of   1872. 


217 


MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 


matrimony  betwixt  Thomas  Hazard  and  Martha  Sheriff,  yet  I,  the  aforesaid 
Thomas  Hazard,  do  take  the  same  Martha  Sheriff  for  her  own  person  without 
having  anything  to  do  with  her  estate,  or  anything  that  is  hers  for  matter  of 
goods,   etc." 

His  will  dated  Nov.  13,  1676,  makes  his  wife  exx.  ami  gives  her  30 
acres  in  Portsmouth  for  life  as  declared  in  deed  to  Thomas  Sheriff 
dated  Dec.  10,  1666,  by  which  said  Thomas  Hazard  was  to  have  for 
life  and  then  to  my  beloved  yoke  fellow  Martha  Hazard.  He  also  gives 
wife  all  moveable  and  immovable  estate,  as  housing,  goods,  cattle  and 
chattels ;  to  son  Robert  Is.,  to  daus.  Hannah  Wilcox  and  Martha  Potter 
Is.    Children : 

Children. 


Robert 
Elizabeth 
Hannah 
Martha 


b.  1635 


d.  1710 


m.  Mary  Brownell 
m.  Geo.  Lawton 
m.  Stephen  "Wilcox 
m.  Ichabod  Potter 
2d  Benj.  Mo  wry 


Martha  Hazard,  dau.  of  Thomas  and  Martha  Hazard,  after  the 
death  of  her  first  husband  to  whom  she  had  borne  four  children,  mar- 
ried Benjamin  Mowry  and  bore  him  four  children. 

Robebt  Hazard  was  born  in  England  1635  and  came  to  R.  I.  with 
his  father.  He  was  a  deputy  in  1664  and  juror  and  commissioner  in 
Providence  in  1670.  He  was  a  surveyor  and  the  court  at  Plymouth,  Oct. 
31,  1667,  ordered  in  reference  to  a  controversy  between  the  English  and 
Indians  about  bounds  in  Dartmouth  that  in  case  Robert  Hazard  of  R.  I. 
may  be  procured,  he  should  run  the  line,  etc.  He  bought  500  acres  in 
Kingston  in  1671  and  removed  there  in  1695. 

He  was  on  committee  in  1676  to  appoint  keepers  for  Indians  above 
twelve  years  of  age  in  custody;  also  to  procure  boats  for  the  colony's 
defense  for  the  present  and  there  were  to  be  four  boats  with  five  or  six 
men 'in  each ;  also  to  make  a  list  of  all  inhabitants  on  the  island,  English, 
Negroes  and  Indians;  and  to  take  account  how  all  persons  are  provided 
with  corn,  guns,  powder,  shot  and  lead ;  also  to  take  charge  of  a  barrel 
of  powder  and  cause  two  great  guns  to  be  set  on  carriages  and  fitted  for 
service. 

His  estate  was  divided  by  agreement  of  his  heirs  without  proving 
his  will. 

He  married  Mary,  dau.  of  Thomas  and  Ann  Brownell  of  Ports- 
mouth, R.  I.,  who  lived  to  the  age  of  one  hundred  years. 


Children. 

Thomas 

b. 

1660 

d.  1746 

m. 

Susanna  Nichols 

George 

d.  1743 

m. 

Penelope  Arnold 

Stephen 

d.  1727 

m. 

Elizabeth  Helme 

Martha 

d.  1753 

m. 

Thomas  Wilcox 

Daughter 

m. 

Edward  Wilcox 

Robert 

d.  1718 

m. 

Amey    .... 

Jeremiah 

b. 

1675  Mar.  25 

d.  Peby.  2  1768 

m. 

Sarah  Smith 

Mary 

b. 

1676 

d.  1722 

m. 

John  Robinson 

Hannah 

m. 

Jeffrey  Champlin 

218 


HAZARD 

Jeremiah  Hazard  was  born  Mar.  25,  Hi?.").  Be  m.  Sarah,  dau.  of 
Jeremiah  Smith,  and  Mary  Gereardy,  and  d.  Feby.  2,  L768.  He  sold  land 
to  Win.  Browning,  Apl.  18,  L707. 

Children. 

Mary  b.  Men.   16  1699  d.  March  27   1771 

Ann  b.  Feby.  28  1701  d.  Apl.  1  1771  in.  John  Browning 

Robot  1).  Apl.  11  1703  d.  Oct.  8  1789  m.  Patience  Northrup 

Sarah  1).  Jany.  11   1706  d.  Feby.  1!)  1796  m.  Robert    Morey 

Martha  b.  Oct.  9  1708  d.  Aug.  24  1771 

Hannah  b.  Apl.  1714  d.  Dec.  17  1801  m Watson 

Susannah  b.  May  1716  d.  Nov.  20  1780  m Smith 

Ann  Hazard,  dau.  of  Jeremiah  Hazard  and  Sarah  Smith,  was  horn 
in  Kingston,  B.  I.,  Feb.  28,  1701,  and  died.  Apl.  1,  1771.  She  m.  John 
Browning  Apl.  21,  1721  and  bore  him  ten  children. 

Sarah  Hazard,  dau.  of  Jeremiah  Hazard  and  Sarah  Smith  was  born 
in  Kingston,  B.  L,  Jany.  11,  1706  and  died  Feby.  19,  1796.  She  m.  Oct. 
24,  1728,  Robert  Morey  and  bore  him  at  least  one  child. 


Thomas  Brownell  of  Portsmouth,  B.  I.,  appears  first  as  witness  to 
the  will  of  John  Walker  in  1647  and  the  same  year  is  appointed  Water 
Bailey.  He  was  commissioner  in  1655-61-62-63.  He  sold  35  acres  to 
Thomas  Lawton  Apl.  4,  1658;  was  deputy  in  1664.  Ann  Brownell,  his 
widow  and  executrix,  exchanged  land  with  "William  Brenton  Nov.  6, 
1665,  fulfilling  contract  made  by  her  husband  before  his  decease. 


m.  Robert  Hazard 
m.  Gideon  Freeborn 
m.  Jeremiah  Wait 

2d  Charles  Dyer 
m.  Susanna  Pearce 
m.  Sarah  Smiton 
m.  Mary  Pearce 

m.  Mary   

m.  Joseph  Wilbur 

Mary  Brownell,  born  in  1639,  m.  Robert  Hazard  and  died  Jany.  12, 
1739  having  borne  nine  children. 

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Children. 

Mary 

b. 

1639 

d.  1739  Jany.  12 

Sarah 

d.  1676  Sept.  6 

Martha 

b. 

1643  May 

d.  1744  Feby.  15 

George 

b. 

1646 

d.  1718 

William 

\ 

d.  1715 

Thomas 

d.  1732 

Robert 
Ann 

d.  1728 
d.  1747 

John 

b. 

Jeremiah 

b. 

Mary 

b. 

Hannah 

b. 

David 

b. 

MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 

John  Smith  lived  in  Conanicut  and  Portsmouth  (Prudence  Is- 
land) R.  I.  His  wife  Margaret,  on  May  5,  1664,  having  been  fined  £5 
by  the  last  court  of  Trials,  presented  a  petition  to  the  Assembly  for  the 
court 's  favor  and  mercy  in  remitting  the  fine,  and  said  fine  was  remitted. 

John  Smith,  William  Allen  and  John  Snook  were  witnesses  to  a 
deed  dated  Aug.  19,  1673  by  John  Paine  of  Boston  of  land  on  Prudence 
Island,  bounded  partly  by  land  of  John  Smith.  He  died  in  1677,  and  on 
Oct.  24,  1677  his  widow  and  executrix  Margaret  recovered  £25  in  money 
and  £37,  10s.  in  county  pay  in  a  suit  against  John  Paine.  On  June  12, 
1678  Margaret  Smith's  former  sentence  of  being  incapable  of  giving 
evidence  in  any  case  and  thereby  stands  as  a  perjured  person  is  re- 
mitted, null  and  void. 

Children : 

d.  1730  m.  Phillis  Gereardy 

d.  1720  m.  Mary  Gereardy 

m.  Benj.  Clarke, 
m.  Joseph  Case 
d.  1707 

Jeremiah  Smith  was  married  at  Warwick,  R.  I.  Jany.  2,  1672  to 
Mary  Gereardy.  He  was  made  freeman  in  1675  and  was  taxed  4s.  at 
Portsmouth  in  1680,  was  constable  in  1688,  and  in  1696  with  his  brother 
John  signed  an  agreement  about  the  ferry  at  Boston  Neck  in  Kingstown. 
With  his  brother  John  he  was  granted  the  privilege  of  a  ferry  at  Boston 
Neck  by  the  Assembly  for  seven  years  at  £4  per  year, — and  all  general 
officers,  Justices,  Deputies  and  Jurymen,  and  the  post  when  on  public 
concern,  to  be  carried  free.  He  was  a  Justice  of  the  Peace  in  1709.  He 
bought  300  acres  at  Pettaconsett  Jany.  9,  1710  for  £500.  His  will,  dated 
Mar.  19,  1716,  was  proved  Apl.  11,  1720,  naming  his  wife  Mary  and  his 
sons  Ephraim  and  Ebenezer  as  executors,  and  giving  to  his  wife  the 
whole  income  of  his  lands  for  life  and  his  negro  woman  Rachel  and 
negro  girl, — to  eldest  son  John  300  acres  in  Kingstown  to  him  and  his 
male  heirs  forever,  and  in  default  thereof  to  his  female  heirs, — to  sons 
Ephraim  and  Ebenezer  all  right  in  Boston  Neck  and  the  ferry  equally, — 
to  eldest  dau.  Sarah  Hazard  £50  and  a  silver  cup, — to  2d  dau.  Mary 
Congdon  £50  and  negro  girl  Maria  and  a  silver  cup. — to  dau.  Deliverance 
Reynolds  £100  and  a  silver  cup,  to  eldest  son  John  £4  per  year  for  life, 
also  2  cows  and  2  sheep, — to  son  Ebenezer  £100  to  build  a  house. 

Inventory :  10  oxen,  25  cows,  2  mares,  old  horse,  colt,  3  steers,  a  3-year  old 
bull,  11  yearlings,  672  sheep  and  lambs,  5  hogs,  22  shoats,  negro  man  Will 
£60,  negro  boy  Primus  (2  years  old)  £15,  negro  boy  Pedro  (3-}  years  old)  £25, 
negro  girl  Violet  (2  months  old)  £5,  negro  woman  Rachel  £40,  negro  girl  Maria 
£50.  negro  girl  Demmis  £30,  feather  bed,  4  flock  beds,  3  wheels,  loom,  pewter, 
cider  mill,  his  part  of  ferry  house  £25,  etc. 

Children. 
John,  Ephraim,  Ebenezer,  Sarah,  Mary  and  Deliverance. 

Sarah  Smith,  dau.  of  Jeremiah  Smith  and  Mary  Gereardy,  was 
born  Apl.  1678  and  married  Jeremiah  Hazard.  She  bore  him  seven 
children  and  died  March  12,  1765. 

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GEREARDY 

John  (Iki;iv\i;i>\  was  of  Dutch  parentage.  He  settled  in  Warwick,  R. 
1.  and  was  recorded  as  Lnhabitanl  June  •">,  L648.  He  sold  land  to  Stukely 
Wescott  Mar.  1,  1652,  and  boughl  deer  skins  from  the  Dutch  May  16, 
1(if>4.  He  was  made  freeman  L655.  He  and  two  others  were  allowed 
£3:2:6  by  the  Assembly,  May  5,  1664,  for  bringing  an  Indian  to  prison 
from  Warwick  to  Newport.  He  married  Renewed,  dan.  of  John  and 
Mary  Sweet  and  died  in  KiSl  :' 

( Ihildren. 

Mary  b.  ab.  1650  d.   1722  m.  Jeremiah  Smith 

John  m.  2nd,   Deliverance, 

wid.  of  John  Corp 
Phillis  d.  1720  in.  John   Smith 

Mary  (Jekeakdv.  dau.  of  John  Gereardy  and  Renewed  Sweet,  was 
born  about  1650  in  Warwick,  R.  [.,  and  was  married  Jany.  2,  1672  to 
Jeremiah  Smith,  and  bore  bim  six  children.     She  died  in   1722. 


John  Sweet  and  Mary  bis  wife  lived  in  Salem.  In  1632  he  had 
land  near  to  Capt.  Endicott's.  June  6,  1637,  he  was  prosecuted  by  the 
grand  jury  for  shooting  a  wolf  dog  of  Col.  Endicott  in  the  yard  of  the 
latter  and  was  lined  five  pounds  for  the  offense.  The  fine  was  remitted. 
This  may  have  been  his  son.  In  1637  he  had  a  grant  of  land  in  Provi- 
dence. His  widow  also  had  a  grant  of  land  after  his  death  in  1637  and 
returning  to  Salem  had  a  grant  there.  They  had  three  children:  John, 
who  m.  Elizabeth — and  d.  1677;  James  b.  1622  d.  1695  m.  Mary  Greene; 
Renewed,  who  m.  John  Gereardy  and  d.  1681.  Mary  Sweet  m.  second, 
Ezekiel  Holliman  who  changed  the  name  of  her  dau.  Meribah  to  Re- 
newed. Rev.  Hugh  Peters  of  Salem,  martyr  with  Sir  Harry  Vane  at 
the  Restoration  in  1660  wrote  to  the  church  at  Dorchester  that  she 
(wid.  Mary)  and  certain  others  had  "the  great  censure  passed  upon 
them  in  this  our  church"  and  that  "they  wholly  refused  to  hear  the 
church,  denying  it  and  all  the  churches  in  the  Bay  to  lie  true  churches, 
etc."  By  her  will  1681  duly  31  she  gives  to  son-in-law  .John  Gereardy 
and  dau.  Renewed  his  wife,  both  formerly  of  Warwick,  now  of  Provi- 
dence, all  interest  in  house,  lot,  meadow  and  upland  in  Warwick.  Their 
daughter — 


'&1 


Renewed  Sweet  was  born  about  1625.    She  m.  John  Gereardy  about 
1648  and  bore  him  three  children. 

221 


GENEVA    CARR    PAINE, 
1910. 


222 


LYMAN    MAY    PAINE. 
1914. 


223 


MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 


Nathaniel  Browning  bought  of  John  Eoome  a  house  and  two  lots 
containing  eight  acres  in  Warwick,  R.  I.,  in  1645  for  £3  in  wampum. 
He  married  about  1652  Sarah,  dau.  of  William  and  Mary  Freeborn. 

I.  in  1655. 


He  was  made  freeman  in  Portsmouth,  R 

Children, 
d.  1730 


William        b. 


Jane 


m.  Rebecca  Wilbur; 

2nd,  Sarah 
m.  James  Sweet 


William  Browning,  son  of  Nathaniel  Browning  and  Sarah  Free- 
born, was  born  about  1660.  He  was  made  freeman  in  1684.  He  sold 
twenty  acres  of  land  to  Robert  Fish  on  Feby.  25,  1688,  his  wife  Rebecca 
and  uncle  Gideon  Freeborn  joining  in  the  deed.  He  died  in  1730  and  his 
wife  Sarah  the  same  year.  His  will,  dated  Jany.  12,  1730,  was  proved 
Feby.  8,  1730. 

Inventory  £1199:16:7,  viz.  61  oz.  silver  £24:8;  wearing  apparel,  cane, 
gloves,  and  belt  £19  :2 ;  bond  £61 :17  :5 ;  riding  horse,  negro  woman  £80,  pair 
oxen,  57  sheep,  9  cows,  5  horse  kind,  and  7  swine. 

His  first  wife  Rebecca  was  dau.  of  Samuel  Wilbur  and  Hannah 
Porter  and  seems  to  have  been  living  in  1712. 


Children. 

Samuel 

b. 

Feby.  9,  1688 

m.  Mercy    • 

Hannah 

b. 

July  16,  1691 

m.  William  Knowles 

William 

b. 

Sept.  29,  1693 

d.  Feby.  11.  1773 

m.  Mary  Freelove ; 
2nd,  Mary  Wilkinson 

John 

b. 

Mar.  4,  1696 

d.  1777 

m.  Ann  Hazard 

Sarah 

b. 

April,  1698 

m.  Eleazer  Kelly 

William  Browning,  son  of  William  Browning  and  Rebecca  Wil- 
bur, was  born  at  Kingstown,  R,  I.  Sept.  29,  1693.  He  was  married  Dec. 
7,  1721  by  Wm.  Sanford,  J.  P.  to  Mary  Freelove  who  died  after  the 
birth  of  one  son,  and  he  married  second  Aug.  5,  1728,  Mary,  dau.  of  Wil- 
liam and  Dinah  Wilkinson.  He  died  Feby.  11,  1773,  leaving  a  will  dated 
June  19,  1770,  which  was  probated  March  8,  1773.  He  makes  his  son 
William  executor  and  gives  to  wife  Mary  the  use  of  his  house  and  three 
acres  of  land  "where  I  live"  and  of  household  goods  and  two  of  my 
negroes,  while  widow;  also  one  fifth  of  the  rest  of  personal  property, 
except  farming  tools,  and  to  be  provided  yearly  with  30  bushels  of 
Indian  corn,  4  bushels  of  wheat,  200  pounds  of  beef,  150  lbs.  pork,  40 
lbs.  wool,  20  lbs.  flax  and  15  cords  firewood,  and  3  cows  kept  for  her  and 
a  gentle  beast  to  ride  whenever  she  have  occasion ;  to  son  William  the 
homestead,  except  100  acres,  and  one  half  the  farming  tools;  to  son 
Wilkinson  7  ac.  of  meadow  and  negro  boy  Abraham ;  to  William,  John, 
Ephraim,  Anne  and  Ruth,  children  of  son  John,  deceased,  land  in  Rich- 
mond ;  to  son  Joseph  100  ac.  of  homestead,  148  ac.  in  Charlestown  and 
half  farming  tools ;  to  dau.  Dinah  Champlin  one  fifth  of  personal  prop- 
erty, except  farming  utensils  and  household  goods  and  one  fourth  of 
household  goods  after  wife  is  done;  to  daus.  Ruth  Browning  and  Ta- 
bitha  Gardner  and  to  the  five  children  of  dau.  Mary  Browning  deceased, 
viz.  Robert,  Thomas,  William,  Mary  and  Anne,  like  legacies. 

224 


BROWNING 

[nventory:  £1279:15:25,  viz.  wearing  apparel  £15:12:9,  old  gun,  keg  of 
wine,  cash  £598:4:4j,  89  sheep,  swine,  sorrel  horse,  II  cows,  2  pr.  oxen,  2  pr. 
steers,  heifer,  8  young  cattle,  old  mare,  colt,  negro  Bristol  CM);  Abram  £30;  boy 
Caesar  £37:  farming  and  carpentering  tools,  etc. 


( Jhildren. 


William 


b.  Nov.  28,  1724 


Wilkinson 

b.  July  14,  1731 

John 

h.  July  26,  1733 

Mary 

b.  June  10,  1735 

Dinah 

b.  Sept.  10,  1736 

Joseph 

b. 

Ruth 


b. 


Tabitha         b. 

Anne  l>. 


(1.   Sept.   10,   1S2S 


m.   Elizabeth  Trip 


in.  Susanna  Hazard 
m.  Ann    Browning 
in.  Thomas  Browning 

in ( 'hamplin 

in.  Mary  ('hamplin 

in  1761 
m.  Jeremiah    Brown- 
ing 

in Gardiner 

in.  Henry    Knowles, 
17!H  ' 


Jonx  Browning,  son  of  William  Browning  and  Rebecca  Wilbur, 
was  born  Mar.  4,  1696.  Tie  married  Apl.  21,  1721  Ami,  dan.  of  Jeremiah 
Hazard  and  Sarah  Smith.  He  died  early  in  1777  leaving-  a  will  dated 
Aug.  23,  1770,  which  was  probated  Apl.  14,  1777.  He  names  his  son 
Jeremiah  as  executor  and  gives  to  gr.  sons  Thomas  and  William,  sons 
of  son  Thomas,  deceased,  all  lands  in  South  Kingstown,  being  part  of 
homestead,  about  100  ac,  and  14  ac.  of  salt  marsh  in  Charlestown;  to 
son  Jeremiah,  dan.  Hannah  Frink,  dau.  Sarah  Stanton,  son  John  and 
son  Ephraim  six  shillings  each;  to  gr.  daus.  Temperance  and  Abigail 
Frink  a  bed;  to  six  children  the  rest  of  my  estate,  viz.  to  Jeremiah  a 
whole  share,  to  Sarah  Stanton  a  quarter  share  and  to  Martha  Powers, 
Ann  Browning,  Mary  Champlin  and  Eunice  Clark  a  whole  share  each. 
Inventory  £106:6:4,  viz.  wearing  apparel  £7:10;  loom,  Bible,  etc. 


Children. 


Thomas 

b. 

Jeremiah 

b. 

Hannah 

b. 

Sarah 

John 

b. 

Ephraim 

b. 

Martha 

b. 

Ann 

h. 

Mary 

b. 

Eunice 

h. 

Nov.  15,  1742 


Mar.  1746 


Eunice  Williams; 


m.  Mary  Browning, 
m.  Ruth  Browning 
m.  Jedediah  Frink 

m Stanton 

m.  Sarah  Davis  ;  2nd, 
3d,  Elizabeth  Ross 
m.  Susanna  Davis 

m Powers 

m.  John  Browning 

m Champlin 

m Clark 


Ruth  Browning,  dau.  of  William  Browning  and  Mary  Wilkinson 
was  born  about  1740,  m.  her  cousin  Jeremiah  Browning  about  1760  and 
died  Sept.  10,  1828,  having  borne  seven  children. 


22; 


MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 

Jeremiah  Browning,  son  of  John  Browning  and  Ann  Hazard,  was 
born  in  South  Kingstown  probably  about  1736.  He  married  his  cousin 
Ruth,  dan.  of  William  Browning  and  Mary  Wilkinson,  about  1760,  and 
was  by  occupation  a  farmer.  He  died  of  sunstroke  July  4, 1811.  A  silver 
table  spoon  marked  j  BR  is  a  daily  reminder  of  their  union. 


Children. 

Jeremiah 

Samuel 

John 

b. 
b. 

b. 

m.  Sarah  Morey 
m.  Elizabeth  Morey 
in.  Abigail  Swan 

Ruth 

Eunice 

b.  Mar.  14,  1769 
b. 

d.  Aug.  25,  1838 

m.  Robert  Morey 
m.  Ephraim  Brown- 

Sally 
Polly 

b. 
b. 

ing 
m.  George  Sheffield 
m.  Daniel  Sherman 

Ruth  Browning,  dau.  of  Jeremiah  and  Ruth  Browning,  was  born 
Mar.  14,  1769.  She  married  May  14,  1786  Robert  Morey  of  Stonington 
and  moved  with  him  to  Lisbon,  Conn,  to  the  farm  where  her  great  grand- 
daughter, Geneva  Carr,  was  born.  She  died  Aug.  25,  1838  and  was 
buried  on  the  farm  opposite  the  house,  but  later  her  body  was  removed 
to  the  cemetery  in  Jewett  City.     She  was  the  mother  of  five  children. 


MY   FAMILY,   JULY  4TH,   1913. 
Princeton,   Illinois. 


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FREEBORN 

William  Pbeebobn  embarked  in  the  "Francis"  Apl.  30,  1634  from 
Ipswich,  Eng.,  bound  for  Boston,  Mass.,  aged  40,  with  his  wife,  Mary, 
aged  •">•'!,  and  dans.  Mary,  7,  and  Sarah, '_'.  I !<■  was  one  of  th<'  seventy-five 
named  Nov.  20,  1(>.'!7  to  deliver  up  all  guns,  pistols,  etc.,  because  "the 
opinions  of  Mr.  Wheelwright  and  Mrs.  Hutchinson  bave  seduced  and  led 
into  dangerous  errors  many  of  the  people  here  in  New  England." 

He  departed  with  many  others  to  Rhode  Island,  and  was  one  of  the 
nineteen  who  organized  at  Portsmouth  Mar.  7,  L638  under  the  following 
compacl : 

"We  whose  names  are  underwritten  do  hereby  solemnly,  in  the  presence 
of  Jehovah,  incorporate  ourselves  into  a  Bodie  Politick  and.  as  he  shall  help, 
will  submit  our  persons,  lives  and  estates  unto  our  Lord  Jesus  Christ,  the  King 
of  Kings  and  Lord  of  Lords,  anil  to  all  those  perfect  and  most  absolute 
laws  of  his  given  us  in  his  holy  word  of  truth  to  be  guided  and  judged 
thereby. 

Mar.  12,  1638  the  Gen.  Ct.  of  Mass.  ordered  summons  to  go  out  for 
him  and  others  to  appear  (if  they  be  not  gone  before)  at  the  next  court 
to  answer  .such  things  as  shall  be  objected.  In  1639  be  was  granted  a 
lot  in  Portsmouth  on  condition  that  he  build  within  a  year.  He  was 
made  freeman  Mar.  l(i,  1(>41,  was  chosen  constable  in  1642  and  commis- 
sioner in  1657.  He  died  Apt  28,  1670  and  his  wife  May  .3,  1(570,  as  ap- 
pears on  the  Quaker  records. 

( 'hildren  : 

Mary  b.  1627  m.  Clement    Weaver 

Sarah  b.  1632  d.  Apl.  2:!.  1670  m.  Nathaniel  Brown- 

ing 

Gideon  b.  d.  Peby.  2s,  1720  m.  Sarah   Brownell, 

2nd,  Mary  Boomer,  widow  of  John  Law- 
ton 

Sarah  Freeborn,  dau.  of  William  and  Mary  Freeborn,  was  born  in 
England  in  1632.  She  was  married  about  1652  to  Nathaniel  Browning, 
and  received  that  year  a  grant  of  land  from  her  father.  She  had  two 
children,  and  died  Apl.  23,1670. 


Samuel  Wilbur  (Wilbor,  "Wilbore,  Willbore,  Wildbore,  Wildboare) 
lived  in  Boston,  Portsmouth,  R.  I.  and  Taunton  and  died  Sept.  29,  1656. 
1633,  Mar.  4  he  was  made  freeman  and 

1633,  Dec.  1  he  was  admitted  to  church  with  his  wife  Ann  (dau.  of 
Thos.  Bradford.) 

1634,  Nov.  10  he  was  Assessor. 

1637,  Nov.  20  he  was  one  of  those  disarmed  on  account  of  the  "Wheel- 
wrig'ht-Hutchinson  heresy. 

1638,  Mar.  7  at  Portsmouth  he  was  one  of  the  signers  of  the  agree- 
ment for  a  Bodie  Politicke. 

1638,  June  27,  lie  was  Clerk  of  the  Train  Band. 

1639,  Jany.  24  he  was  Constable. 
1641,  Mar.  16  he  was  made  freeman. 

1644,  he  was  Sergeant. 

1645,  Nov.  29,  he  wTas  received  into  church  in  Boston,  having  re- 
turned with  wife  Elizabeth. 

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MY  WIFE'S  ANCESTORS 

1648,  May  2,  he  deposed  that  when  he  married  the  widow  of  Thos. 
Lechford  he  never  received  anything  of  his  estate  "no  not  so  much 
as  his  said  wife 's  wearing  apparel. ' ' 

At  time  of  making  his  will,  which  is  dated  Apl.  30,  1656,  he  was 
living  in  Taunton,  and  also  had  a  house  in  Boston. 

His  will  was  proved  Nov.  1,  1656,  and  is  recorded  in  both  Mass.  and 
Plymouth  Colony.  His  wife  Elizabeth  and  son  Shadrach  are  named  as 
executors.  He  gives  to  his  wife  all  moveables  in  house,  all  sheep  and 
lambs,  a  mare  and  a  colt;  to  his  eldest  son  Samuel,  lands  at  R.  I.,  debts 
due  from  Richard  Smith,  sheep  due  from  Henry  Bull,  cow  in  hands  of 
James  Babcock,  Avith  rent  of  said  cattle,  also  500  lbs.  of  iron,  etc. 

Inventory:  £282:19:6,  viz.  books  16s.,  bedding,  wearing  apparel,  pewter, 
ammunition,  still,  horse.  10  cattle,  yearling  heifer,  3  calves,  2  swine,  dwelling 
house  and  land  £40.  house  and  land  given  son  Joseph  £10:12.  debts  due 
i51 :10 :8,  interest  in  iron  works  at  Taunton  £25  :10,  money  £1 :6. 

Children : 

Samuel  b.  d.  1679  m.  Hannah  Porter 

Joseph  b.  d.  1691  m.  Elizabeth  Deam 

Shadrach      b.  d.  1698  m.  Hannah 

Samuel  Wilbur  was  born  about  1633,  lived  in  Portsmouth,  R.  I. 
and  died  in  1679. 

1646,  Feby.  4  he  was  ordered  to  run  his  fence  straight  at  the  upper 
end  of  his  lot  (Mistaken  for  his  father). 

1655,  he  was  freeman. 

1656-58-59-60-62-63  he  was  Commissioner. 

1657,  Jany.  20,  he  and  others  bought  Pettaquamscott. 

1662,  Sept.  29,  he  and  others  were  complained  of  by  Ninecraft  and 
other  Indians  for  pretending  title  to  Point  Judith. 

1664-65-69-70  he  was  Deputy. 

1665-66-67-68-69-77-78  he  was  Assistant. 

1667,  Aug.  10,  he  enlisted  in  the  troop  of  horse. 

1671,  Oct.  14,  he  deeded  500  acres  to  his  dau.  Hannah,  wife  of  La- 
tham Clarke. 

1676,  he  was  Captain,  and  on  Aug.  24,  1676  he  was  member  of  Court 
Martial  at  Newport  for  the  trial  of  certain  Indians  charged  with  being 
engaged  in  King  Philip's  designs.  Several  were  sentenced  to  be  exe- 
cuted. 

His  will  dated  Aug.  21,  1678  was  proved  Nov.  7,  1710  and  names 
wife  Hannah  and  son  John  as  executors.  He  gives  to  his  wife  all  prop- 
erty in  R.  I.  for  life,  and  then  to  his  son  John ;  to  dau.  Elizabeth  all 
land  in  Point  Judith  except  100  acres  to  his  youngest  dau.  Rebecca ;  to 
dau.  Mary  my  share  in  1000  acres  in  Narragansett  country;  to  dau. 
Rebecca  250  acres  in  Narragansett.  He  married  Hannah,  dau.  of  John 
and  Margaret  Porter,  about  1655  and  had  children: 

Abigail  m.  Caleb  Arnold 

Hannah  m.  Latham  Clarke 

Elizabeth  m.  Morris  Freelove 

Mary  m.  Samuel  Forman 

Rebecca  m.  William  Browning 

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PORTEB 

Rebecca  Wilbub  whs  bom  about  I(i0.">.  She  married  William  Brown 
ing,  and  died  before  her  husband,  having  borne  five  children. 

John  Pobteb  lived  in  Etoxbury,  Boston,  Portsmouth  and  Kings- 
town, K.  I.     II<'  married  Margaret  Odding,  a  widow. 

1633,  Nov.  5  li<'  and  wife  Margarel  were  church  members. 

Hi:!",  Nov.  20,  he  and  others  were  ordered  to  deliver  up  all  guns, 

pistols,  swords,  powder,  shot,  etc. 

1638,  Mar.  7  he  and  eighteen  others  signed  the  agreement  for  a 
Bodie  Politicke  at   Portsmouth,  Et.   1. 

1640,  41,  42,  4::,  44,  50,  64  he  was  Assistant. 

1657,  Jan'y  20  he  with  others  made  Pettaquamscott  purchase. 

1658,  59,  (ii»,  <>1  In-  was  Commissioner. 

1665,  May  3  at  Kingstown,  his  wife  Margaret  petitioned  the  Assem- 
bly, complaining  that  her  said  husband  did  not  give  suitable  care,  and 
that  he  is  gone  from  her,  leaving  her  in  such  a  necessitous  state  thai 
unavoidably  she  is  brought  to  a  near  dependence  upon  her  children  for 
her  daily  support  to  her  very  great  grief  of  heart.  The  court,  having 
a  deep  sense  upon  their  hearts  of  the  sad  condition  which  this  poor 
ancient  matron  is  by  this  means  reduced  into,  enacted  that  all  estate, 
real  and  personal,  of  John  Porter  in  this  jurisdiction  is  secured,  etc., 
until  he  hath  settled  a  competent  estate  upon  his  aged  wife. 

1665,  June  27,  he  was  relieved  from  restraint,  having  settled  on 
his  wile  for  life  such  an  estate  as  doth  fully  satisfy  her.  She  died  soon 
thereafter  and  be  married,  second,  Herodias  (Horod),  divorcee  of  Geo. 
Gardiner,  to  whom  she  had  borne  eight  children,  and  previously  widow 
of  John  Hicks. 

On  May  11,  1658  Horod  Gardiner  "being  the  mother  of  many 
children,  came  with  her  Babe  sucking  at  her  Breast  from  Newport  to 
Weymouth  to  deliver  her  religious  Testimony,  for  which  she  was  bur 
ried  to  Boston  before  your  Gov.  John  Endicott,  who,  after  he  hail  enter- 
tained her  with  much  abusive  Language,  committed  her,  and  the  girl 
Mary  Stanton,  who  came  with  her  to  help  bear  the  child,  to  Prison  and 
Ordered  them  to  be  whipped  with  Ten  Lashes  apiece,  which  was  cruelly 
laid  on  their  Naked  Bodies  with  a  threefold  knotted-whip  of  cords  and 
then  were  continued  Fourteen  days  longer  in  Prison."  "After  the 
Savage,  Inhuman  and  Bloody  Execution  on  her  of  your  Cruelty  afore- 
said, she  kneeled  down  and  prayed  the  Lord  to  Forgive  you."  (Bishop's 
New  England  Judged.) 

1671,  May  19  John  Porter  took  oath  of  allegiance.  The  same  year 
he  and  his  wife  Horod  deeded  200  acres  in  Narragansett  to  her  son 
William  Gardiner. 

John  Porter  died  in  1(>74,  leaving  at  least  one  child,  Hannah. 

Hannah  Porter,  dan.  of  John  and  Margaret  Porter,  was  horn  about 
1633  and  married  Samuel  Wilbur.  <  >n  Feby.  13,  171*2  she  confirmed  her 
husband's  will  to  her  three  youngest  daughters,  Elizabeth,  Mary  and 
Rebecca.  She  died  April  6,  1722  and  administration  of  her  estate  was 
granted  to  Josiah  Arnold.     Inventory:  £143:14:9. 

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MY  GRANDCHILDREN'S  ANCESTORS. 


DEE    HOWARD    NORTON,  RUTH    PAINE    NORTON, 

My    Daughter  and    her    Husband. 


230 


SMITH 

ADDITIONAL  ANCESTRY  OF  DOROTHY  HOWARD  NORTON 
AND  EMILY  BUTE  NORTON. 

James  Smith0   (Ebenezer0   Ebenezer4  James3  Joshua2  James1)   b. 
Aug.  22,  17(14.  d.  Apl.  Hi,  L838,  in.  Feby.  1,  L786  Martha  Howard,  W i  1 
liamstown,  N't.    ( ihildren  : 
Pamela  1).  June  17,  L788. 
Alby  b.  Feby.  7,  L790,  d.  Mar.  17.  1841,  m.  Sally   Hyde  (b.  Jany.   LO, 

1788,  < I.  '.I line  19,  1855). 
Two  sons' b.  Peby.  1,  L792,  died  early. 
David  b.  Jany.  11,  1793,  drowned  Feby  27,  1824. 
Mary  b.  March  11,  17!).")  d.  Peby.  27,  L831   m.  Moses  Ordway  Oct.  L2, 

1823.    Child:     David  S.  Ordway,  Milwaukee,  Wis. 
Henrietta  b.  June  4,  1797  d.  Peb.  22,  1843. 
Daughter  b.  April  1,  L799  died  early. 
Martha  b.  April  1800. 
Son  b.  June  1802. 

Alice  b.  Feby.  3,  1804  d.  Apl.  9,  L879  m.  Isaac  Delano. 
Oramel  b.  Aug-.  12,  1806,  d.  Jany.  4.  L844. 
Caroline  b.  Aug.  12,  1808  d.  Dee.  30,  1878  m.  Benjamin  Porter. 
Wealthy  b.  June  7,  1810  d.  Oct.  2.  1893  m.  Lemmon  Poole. 

Child:  Emma  L.  1>.  -  -  in.  -     -  Harrington.     Children:     Charles  b. 

-  Phyllis  h.  -  Mabel  E.  b.  -  -  m.  Wm.  Coe  Clark.  Nov. 

22  1900,  Detroit.  .Midi. 

Alby  Smith  m.  Sally  Hyde,  Putney,  Vt.  removed  to  Princeton,  111. 

Children. 

James  H.  b.  May  5,  1815  d.  June  18,  1879  m.  July  5,  1845  Delia  Alden 
b.  Feb.  11,  1823  d.  Aug-.  14,  1897.    Children: 

Francis  b.  Apl.  18,  1846  d.  Apl.  9,  1S4!>. 

Sarah  b.  Dec.  21,  1848  d.  Aug.  24.  1849. 

Charles  Alden  b.  Nov.  8,  1852  d.  Feb.  15,  1909  m.  Mary  Mack.    Chil- 
dren : 

Philip  b.  July  25, 1883  m.  Leora  Fenton.    Delia  b.  Sep.  2fi,  L890. 
Katharine  li.  May  5,  1894. 

Edward  1..  .Inly  25,  1858  d.  Dec.  21,  1860. 

Emily  b.  March  24,  ISIS  d.  Jany.  S,  1892  m.  Chauncey  D.  Colton,  post. 

Edwin  G.  b.  Mch.  20,  1821  d.  Mar.  22,  1906  m.  Lucy  Ware. 

Sarah  b.  June  7,  1823  d.  June  27,  1897  m.  Feby.  5,  1845  Richard  DeAr- 
mond  Harrison  (b.  Aug.  26  1815  d.  Feby.  12.  1849).    Children: 

Emily  A.  b.  Jany.  22,  1846  d.  Feby.  19,  1848. 

Richard  DeArmond  2nd  b.  Nov.  29,  1S4S  m.  ( >ct.  13,  1S74,  Ella,  dan. 

of  Henry  Vallette  Warren  (b.  Febv.  26, 1827  d.  Mar.  Hi.  1906,  m. 

Oct.  16,  1850)  and  Lurena  Kendall  (b.  July  30,  1832  d.  Apr.  4, 

1914)   r.  Princeton,  111.     Children: 

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MY  GRANDCHILDREN'S  ANCESTORS 


Family   of   Chauncey    D.    Colton. 
ALICE,  MRS.    COLTON,  ALBY, 

BUEL,  ADA,  MR.   COLTON. 


2IS2 


COLTON 

Edwin  Warren  b.  July  20,  L875. 

Robert  Hopkins  l>.  Julv.'lO,  1878  m.  .June  27,  L906  Edith  Howard 
1).  Jany.  1,  is?!).'  Children:  Robert  Howard  b.  May  25, 
1908.  Elizabeth  b.  June  10,  1911.  Barbara  b.  July  19, 
1913. 

Richard  DeArmond  3rd b.  May  28,  1883  m.  Oct.  15,  1910  Gladys 
Fisher  b.  Oct.  23,  1887."  Children:  Richard  DeArmond 
4th  b.  Apr.  4,  1912  Carolyn  b.  Dec  2::,  1913. 

Ruth   Kendall  b.  Apr.  5,  1889. 

Sarah  Smith  m.  second,  Joel  W.  Hopkins.    Child: 

Martha.  Bell,  b 1863,  m.  Mar.  3,  1898  Sidney  Whitaker  r. 

Granville,  III.     Children: 

Sidney  b.  Mar.  13,  1899,  John  b.  June  22,  1900.  Joel  I,.  Aug. 
20,  1901.  Sarah  b.  May  24,  1903.  Wilhelmina  b.  Sept.  1, 
1905.    Richard  1>.  Apr.  2,  1907. 

David  Howard  b.  June  10,   1828  d.  March  21,  1863  m.  Jany.  28,  1852 
Fannie  R.  Smith  (b.  Nov.  7,  1823  d.  Aug.  25,  1905).     Children: 
Lucy  Hyde  (..Oct.  2!),  1853. 

Howard  b.  Aug.  8,  1855  d.  Jan.  12,  1912  m.  Christine  Hughes. 
Manning  b.  Nov.  28,  1856  m.  Anna  Collar. 
Alby  b.  Oct,  21,  1859  d.  Sep.  13,  1897. 
David  b.  Sept.  13,  1862  d.  Nov.  1863. 

Charles  Davis  1».  Sept.  21,  1830  d.  Aug.  17,  1848. 


George  Colton  b.  in  Eng.  about  1620  m.  about  1644  Deborah 
Gardner  of  Hartford,  Conn.  She  d.  Sept,  5,  1689  in  Springfield.  He 
m.  2nd  Lydia  Wright,  widow  of  John  Lamb,  John  Norton  and  Law- 
rence Bliss.    He  d.  Dec.  17,  1699.    His  son 

Isaac  b.  Nov.  21,  1646,  ni.  Mary  Cooper,  dau.  of  Thos  Cooper.  She 
was  b.  Oct.  15,  1651  d.  Aug-.  30,  1742  (m.  2nd  Edward  Stebbins).  He 
d.  at  Long-meadow,  Mass.,  Sept.  3,  1700.    His  son 

George  b.  June  16,  1677  d.  Aug.  0,  1760  m.  Mary  dau.  of  Luke 
Hitchcock  Feby.  3,   1704.     She  d.  Sept.   IS,  1774.     His  son 

Isaac  b.  Aug.  9,  1720  in  Longmeadow  d.  Aug.  20  1800;  was  soldier  in 
Revolution,  m.  Elizabeth  Cooley;  2nd,  Mercy  Colton;  3d,  Elizabeth 
Sears.  Mercy  Colton  d.  Oct.  4,  1760,  was  dau.  of  John  Colton  and 
Mercy  Stebbins  and  mother  of 

Jonathan  b.  Feby.  28,  1758  at  Springfield,  Mass.,  m.  Elizabeth 
Strong.  She  d.  Oct.  17,  1841  in  Gouverneur  N.  Y.  He  was  soldier  in 
Revolution  in  2nd  Conn.  Reg.,  enlisting  Apl.  27,  1777,  died  Jany.  9,  1778. 
His  son 

Jonathan  Strong  b.  July  3,  1781  in  Bolton,  Conn.,  d.  Princeton, 
111.,  Dec.  11, 1854  m.  Betsey  Danielson  or  Donaldson  Nov.  15  1803.  She 
was  b.  Feby.  20,  1784  in  Monson,  Mass.,  d.  ( >ct.  4,  1846.    His  son 

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My    Granddaughter, 

DOROTHY   HOWARD   NORTON. 

At   Ten    Months. 


Chaxjncey  Donaldson  b.  Aug.  29,  1810,  in  Gouverneur  N.  Y.  d. 
Aug.  7, 1895  in  Princeton,  111.  m.  Emily  Smith  Jany.  12, 1837. 

Children. 

Elizabeth  b.  May  1,  1838  d.  Oct.  25,  1866. 

Asa  Buel  b.  Feby.  22,  1841  d.  Dec.  25,  1847. 

Albv  Smith  b.  Apl.  5, 1846  d.  July  14, 1883  m.  Oct.  20, 1881  Adelaide 
E.  Waugh.    Child : 

Chauncey  Cory  b.  Mar.  3,  1883  m.  Sidney  Hall. 

Alice  Hyde  b.  Nov.  27,  1849  d.  March  25,  1891. 

Buel  Preston  b.  Mar.  23,  1852  d.  Sep.  7,  1906  m.  Dec.  24,  1883  Char- 
lotte Zearing.     Children : 

Walter  Z.  b.  1885  July  27  d.  Mar.  8  1888. 

James  Z.  b.  1888  July  24. 

Emily  Z.  b.  1892  Jany.  4  d.  Aug.  3  1907. 

Kingsley  B.  b.  1893  Aug.  30. 

Sumner  b.  May  22,  1856  d.  Oct.  5,  1857. 

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NORTON 

Aha  b.  June  26,  L859  m.  June  24,  1886  Reeve  Norton  b.  Oct.  20, 
1859,  son  of  David  Egberl  Norton  (L\  Feb.  25,  L819  d.  Apr.  24,  L903) 
and  Clarissa  Reeve  (l>.  May  4,  1S2S  ,1.  Dec.  .".I,  L906,  dan.  of  Lazarus 
Reeve  and  Nancy  Wiswall).     Children: 

Dee  Howard  l>.  del.  22,  L887  m.  Ruth  Paine. 

Alice  Colton  b.    May   lf>,   lSS'.i  ni.   Kdward    Krnest    Din-sin-    L910, 
An-.  24,  r.  Normal,  I II. 

Children:     Howard  b.  Dec  23,  1911.     Lewis  Norton  b.  Sept. 
20,  L914. 

Mildred  b.  Oct.   17.   1896. 

Merrill  b.  Feb.  16,  1900. 

Dee  Howard  Norton  m.  Ruth  Paine  at  Chicago  Feby.  :24,  1912. 

Children. 

Dorothy  Howard  b.  May  19,  1913  at  Princeton,  HI. 
Emily  Ruth  b.  May  7.  1914  at  Princeton,  111. 


My    Granddaughter. 

EMILY    RUTH     NORTON, 

At    Five    Months. 


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A  PARTING  WORD. 

In  the  summer  of  1897  it  occurred  to  me  that  I  ought  to  put  on  pa- 
per the  names  of  my  grandparents,  so  that  my  children  need  never  con- 
fess their  total  ignorance  of  their  ancestry  and  thereby  be  tempted  to 
claim  in  later  years  that  they  were  self-made.  A  few  names  written 
down  naturally  suggested  the  possibility  of  more,  and  so  the  idea  grew 
by  what  it  fed  on  until  the  Atlantic  Ocean  became  my  Ultima  Thule. 
While  I  have  followed  two  or  three  lines  across  the  water,  that  was  no 
part  of  the  original  plan.  In  fact  the  work  has  been  done  without  any 
plan,  and  without  any  purpose  to  put  the  accumulation  of  material  into 
book  form  until  quite  recently.  Nearly  all  the  data  Avas  collected  at  odd 
intervals,  prior  to  1900,  from  printed  genealogies  and  town  histories 
found  in  the  Newberry  Library  and  the  Chicago  Public  Library.  No 
great  amount  of  original  research  is  preserved  herein,  and  much"  of  the 
text  is  in  the  language  of  others. 

Recently  some  of  my  near-of-kin  have  urged  me  to  put  in  permanent 
form  the  results  of  my  pastime,  and  so  to  please  them,  and  perhaps 
myself,  I  have  asked  the  aid  of  a  printer  and  publisher  to  assist  me 
in  building  my  ancestral  monument. 

I  have  enjoyed  with  such  exquisite  pleasure  the  gathering  of  the 
material  included  in  this  volume  that  I  sometimes  feel  as  if  I  had 
wronged  my  posterity  by  depriving  them  of  the  chance  to  explore  the 
same  fields  and  make  the  same  discoveries.  But,  as  my  children  have 
twice  as  many  'ancestors  as  I,  and  my  grandchildren  four  times  as 
many,  possibly  they  will  not  resent  my  excursions  into  antiquity. 

While  preparing  my  copy  for  the  press  I  have  cherished  the  thought 
that  some,  perhaps  many,  of  my  kindred  and  friends  will  appreciate  and 
admire  this  by-product  of  my  idle  hours,  and  I  have  also  felt  a  growing 
confidence  in  the  approbation  of  generations  yet  unborn. 

I  am  so  conscious  of  the  numberless  imperfections,  inaccuracies  and 
mistakes  in  the  book  and  so  confident  that  I  could,  with  a  little  more  re- 
search and  a  little  more  time,  correct  many  of  the  errors  and  add  much 
material  of  equal  or  greater  interest,  that  I  hesitate  to  lock  the  forms 
and  write  ' '  Finis. ' ' 

On  the  other  hand,  so  many  of  my  kin,  who  would  have  been  greatly 
interested  in  the  book,  have  passed  away  since  I  began  the  work,  that  I 
am  impelled  to  cease  my  search  and  show  the  results,  if  my  contempor- 
ary kindred  are  to  share  with  me  the  pleasure  of  looking  at  the  lines  of 
our  descent. 

And  now,  my  book,  go  forth  and  give  my  kindred  a  better  knowl- 
edge of  their  kindred  and  preserve  for  future  generations  this  feeble 
and  unworthy  tribute  to  the  memory  of  my  beloved  father  and  mother. 

Lyman  May  Paine. 

4224  Langley  Ave. 

Chicago,  111.,  Nov.  2,  1914. 


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